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frighten (one) out of a year's growth

To give one a very serious shock or fright. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so severely as to shorten their lifespan. Don't sneak up on me like that! You frightened me out of a year's growth! Thank goodness that car swerved out of the way in time. That really frightened me out of a year's growth!
See also: frighten, growth, of, out

scare (one) out of a year's growth

To give one a very serious shock or fright. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so severely as to shorten their lifespan. Don't sneak up on me like that! You scared me out of a year's growth! Thank goodness that car swerved out of the way in time. That really scared me out of a year's growth!
See also: growth, of, out, scare

growth experience

An experience that helps or allows one to change and mature. That painful break-up was ultimately a growth experience—now, I only date people who truly care about me.
See also: experience, growth

growth opportunity

An opportunity or experience that helps or allows someone or something to change in a positive way. If we take this job, it would expose our graphic design work to way more people—sounds like a real growth opportunity to me. That painful break-up might just be a growth opportunity, honey.
See also: growth, opportunity

frighten one out of one's wits

 and scare one out of one's wits; frighten someone out of a year's growth; scare someone out of a year's growth; frighten one out of one's mind; scare one out of one's mind
Fig. to frighten one very badly. Oh! That loud noise scared me out of my wits. I'll give him a good scolding and frighten him out of his wits. Oh, you frightened me out of a year's growth! You frightened Bob out of his mind.
See also: frighten, of, one, out, wit

growth experience

 and growth opportunity; learning experience
Euph. an unpleasant experience. This job has been a growth experience for me. I've learned so much. Jim said that his trip to Mexico turned out to be a real learning experience.
See also: experience, growth
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A higher hurdle rate tends to lower the no-growth portion of the stock, which in turn enlarges the portion of the expected growth value.
However, simple differences in population growth are not the entire story.
Scientists have had to devise elaborate means to study snowflake growth without perturbing it.
Boeing predicts the world freighter fleet will increase to 3,563 airplanes from 1,789 during the 20-year forecast period, with the greatest growth in wide body freighters such as the Boeing 747, 777 and 767.
In Eastern Europe its share is about 10%, offering good growth prospects for the future.
Growth in this category is due predominantly to increases in certain subcategories.
As to growth, there are projects that started up in the 1990s, all the mines for example.
In addition, the study found that the Growth Champions grew three times faster than the other companies.
Still other receptor mutations allow nonandrogens (such as the estrogens) and even androgen inhibitors to stimulate cancer growth. Sometimes androgen receptors are bypassed completely, and cell growth is activated by other naturally occurring compounds including insulin-like growth factor-1, epidermal growth factor, and others.
He points out that no single theoretical account has satisfactorily explained the factors responsible for the remarkable rates of economic growth that have characterized the 19th and 20th centuries and transformed traditional economies in many parts of the world.
"We've never seen business and local government attack these problems head-on in this way," says Bell, who leads the Quality Growth Task Force, an initiative of local officials and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Organizational barriers were highlighted as another big obstacle to generating organic growth. The biggest perceived barrier, cited by 42 percent of respondents, is under-investment as a result of short-term performance pressures.
The following focus is on concepts of infant growth, which can be considered as more than theory, especially today after 50 years of historical supportive research.
At its quarterly partner's meeting, the managing partner of a surgical group celebrates the group's continuing growth. With great pride in his voice, he announces the business has grown over 35 percent in the past year.