packet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pay packet

1. Literally, an envelope or small parcel containing an employee's earnings. Primarily heard in UK. Back when I started working here, before online banking and direct debit, everyone got their pay packet put in their hand at the end of each week.
2. By extension, a person's salary or rate of pay from an employer. Primarily heard in UK. The public outcry has been immense over revelations of the charity CEO's outrageous annual pay packet.
See also: packet, pay

cop a packet

To be seriously injured. This phrase originated in the military. I got sent home after copping a packet during my tour of duty.
See also: cop, packet

make a packet

To make a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll make a packet if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah is making a packet with sales from her latest novel.
See also: make, packet

earn a packet

To earn a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll earn a packet if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah is earning a packet with sales from her latest novel.
See also: earn, packet

lose a packet

To lose a very large amount of money, especially all at the same time. The sudden plunge in the company's stock price meant investors around the world have lost a packet. I vowed never to go into a casino again after losing a packet at the slot machines last Saturday.
See also: lose, packet

spend a packet

To spend a very large amount of money, especially all at the same time. We spent a packet securing our partnership with the Chinese manufacturers. I hear Sarah is spending a packet to self-publish her novel.
See also: packet, spend

cop a packet

to become badly injured; to be wounded severely. (Originally military.) My uncle copped a packet in Normandy. If you want to cop a packet or worse, just stand up in that shallow trench, son.
See also: cop, packet

cop a packet

1 be killed, especially in battle. 2 contract a venereal disease. informal euphemistic
See also: cop, packet

make, lose, spend, etc. a ˈpacket

(informal) make, etc. a large amount of money: He went to the USA and made a packet in office property.We spent a packet on our weekend away — everything was so expensive.
See also: packet
References in periodicals archive ?
The traditional packet scheduling algorithm used in most systems is First-In-First-Out (FIFO), which places all packets into a single queue and processes them in the same order in which they are received.
Deep packet inspection is a solution that enables the users to look into the computer network packet beyond the basic header information.
Johor KPDNHEP director Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro said this followed a state-wide crackdown on outlets selling snack food after it received feedback that the halal logo and product information on the candy packets could be dubious.
In our previous research, we proposed a multipath routing network coding algorithm in WSN (NC-WSN) [7], which can improve the throughput of data packet and the reliability of data packet transmission, and achieve the load balancing ability of data packet transmission better.
Packet expanding its presence to Interxion Marseille is further evidence of the location becoming a hub for cloud and content distribution platforms, said Vincent in t Veld, vice president, platforms at Interxion.
Delay is the time required for a packet to cross the network.
And a 900g packet of Albert Bartlett rooster homestyle frozen chips is 30cm, yet the potatoes fill only 11cm.
The basic idea of these protocols is that a sender has to capture the channel before sending out a packet. Reservation-based MAC protocols such as slotted FAMA [9] have been proved to have a better performance with heavier traffic loads.
It is the interface between the network and the switch and is responsible for packet receiving and sending.
LAHORE -- The agriculture department has so far distributed 800,000 seed packets of vegetables to people under the Kitchen Gardening Programme.
Reactive protocols decide the proper route only when essential, that is, when a packet needs to be forwarded.
ISLAMABAD -- After getting confirmation from Iran that 10-stick packets of cigarettes were not manufactured there, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has decided to seek help from the Ministry of Information Technology to stop online sale of such packets which are banned in Pakistan.
The authority has removed 3,753 packets of six frozen meat products manufacturing companies from the market over failure to meet the food safety standards.
It said the PFA teams removed 2,915 packets of K and Ns, 544 packets of Seasons, 127 packets of Mann-o-Salwa, 164 packets of Hamza Foods, 100 packets of Neat Foods and three packets of Sabroso.
ROYAL Mail has had to ask people not to post empty Walkers crisp packets in post boxes because they are taking too long to sort through.