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nugget of information

A particular or singular thing that someone has written or said which is especially informative, interesting, useful, etc. Can also be used sarcastically to imply that what is said is banal, useless, or uninformative. Amidst the rather rambling speech delivered by the prime minister, there was one little nugget of information that voters would do well to keep in mind. This book is a fascinating read, and it's filled with nuggets of information about the war. Thanks for that nugget of information, Jeff. I'm sure sunbathing tips will really come in handy in Iceland!
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worm information

To get someone (sometimes with a touch of trickery) to reveal details that likely would not have been volunteered. Usually followed by "out of," as in "worm information out of." Bill was keeping quiet about his break-up, but I knew I could worm information out of him if I tried hard enough. Kira worms information about upcoming tests out of her teachers by complimenting them and straightening up their classrooms.
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mine of information

Someone or something that contains a lot of knowledge about a particular topic. You should ask Amanda for advice about your cake recipe—she's a mine of information about baking.
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too much information

What was said is the type of information that should be kept private. A: "Your father and I used to do a lot of necking there." B: "Geez, Mom, too much information!" Then he started telling me about his toenail fungus. Talk about too much information!
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for your information

So you know or are aware of something. The phrase is often said with irritation and is commonly abbreviated as "FYI." For your information, I was here at 7 AM, I just didn't see you.
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information, please

A phrase used in the now-outdated method of requesting the information operator's assistance over the phone, as when seeking a particular phone number. Information, please. Yes, hi, I need the phone number for Dr. Karen Brown in Bridgeport.
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gold mine of information

Something that yields a lot of valuable or useful information. I've never met any of these relatives before, so your photo albums will be a gold mine of information.
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for your information

a phrase that introduces or follows a piece of information. (Can be spoken with considerable impatience.) Mary: What is this one? Sue: For your information, it is exactly the same as the one you just asked about. Bob: How long do I have to wait here? Bill: For your information, we will be here until the bus driver feels that it is safe to travel.
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(a) gold mine of information

Fig. someone or something that is full of information. Grandfather is a gold mine of information about World War I. The new encyclopedia is a positive gold mine of useful information.
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Heads up!

Raise your head and look around you carefully for information or something that you need to see or avoid. Heads up! Watch out for that door! Heads up! There is a car coming.
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inside information

information known only by those most involved with the issue; secret information relating to an organization. I have some inside information about the Smith Company.
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mine of information

Fig. someone or something that is full of information. Grandfather is a mine of information about World War II. The new search engine is a positive mine of useful information.
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see under gold mine.

for your inforˈmation

1 (abbr. FYI) written on documents that are sent to somebody who needs to know the information in them but does not need to deal with them
2 (informal) used to tell somebody that they are wrong about something: For your information, I don’t even have a car.
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a mine of inforˈmation (about/on somebody/something)

a person, book, etc. that can give you a lot of information on a particular subject: My grandmother was a mine of information on the family’s history.People criticize television, but for children it’s a mine of information.
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Heads up!

exclam. Look out! Heads up! Watch out for the swinging bucket!
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mine of information, a

A good source of data. The term is sometimes used ironically: Our family privately used to describe a particular history teacher as a gold mine of misinformation (based on our children’s quotations of her dicta). The word mine has been used figuratively to mean an abundant supply since the sixteenth century. The OED quotes a 1905 issue of Athenaeum: “Her book is a mine of valuable information.”
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Information, please

During the Dark Ages before computerized directory assistance, callers who didn't know a phone number dialed the operator and asked to be connected to “information.” The information operator would then supply the number, and at no charge. “Information” with “please” added in a more polite era, was adopted as the title of a very popular radio quiz show in which a panel of experts tried to answer questions submitted by listeners. The phrase then became widely used as a preamble to any sort of question. The radio program was satirized by another quiz show whose title “It Pays to Be Ignorant” also became a brief fad in everyday speech.
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Informational texts do not follow this narrative structure.
For locating the shaft, several alternative locators may be used and their informational symbols (Bragaru, 1998) are shown in fig.
There are some indications that attention to informational text in early schooling is increasing.
I may not know a person at all, but if they ask me to forward a request to a half-dozen of my Linkedln contacts to help them arrange informational interviews, I have no problem forwarding on that request," he told me, showing a bit of the openness that he claims makes the Internet such a fertile ground for information gathering.
The informational picketing in Seattle is part of a national campaign calling for an end to practices that allow companies to use the bankruptcy process to remove employees' retirement security and health care, and to slash wages, AFA-CWA said.
According to the company, informational marketing involves the promotion of a brand by giving the customer genuinely useful information about subject matter relevant to the company or product.
In Floridi (2002c) I explicitly supported the importance of a reinterpretation of several episodes in the history of philosophy in the light of the new informational paradigm.
Stressing the informational nature of the promotion, it also includes a monarch-size flyer headlined 10 Crucial Checkpoint: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Stock.
In an important article, Puto and Wells (1983) distinguished some years ago between two broad classes of ads: those that are transformational (primarily emotional in their appeal) and those that are informational (primarily rational in their appeal).
Building upon earlier studies that showed that perceptions of inequity are accompanied by burnout symptoms (Van Dierendonck, Schaufeli & Sixma, 1994; VanYperen, 1996; VanYperen, Buunk & Schaufeli, 1992), the purpose of the present study among maternity nurses was to determine whether perceived equity in the employee-employer exchange relationship is related to informational support from the organization and whether self-efficacy beliefs affect the strength of this relationship.
In confronting the informational needs implicit in health care reform, we must address quality improvement and cost management.
Equally important, these two key annual report principals said there has been noticeable improvement over the past five years in the informational value of the annual to institutional investors.
Winnebago Software Company has expanded the capability of its circulation and online catalog programs to include fulltext and abstract informational databases.
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