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failure to thrive

A medical term used to describe an infant or young child who has experienced delays in physical growth, for a variety of possible reasons. I'm a bit concerned about little Howie's failure to thrive, so I want you to bring him back the office next week for further examination.
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thrive on (something)

1. To flourish or grow luxuriantly by feeding or nourishing on something. The predators introduced to the ecosystem by explorers thrived on the multiple species that had not adapted to their presence. This flower thrives on sunshine, so be sure to have it in direct light as often as you can.
2. To reach one's greatest potential for success when exposed to or involved in something. She has always thrived on intense pressure in her studies, so attending Yale for law school seemed like the natural choice. Despite their willfulness, children actually thrive on rule, structure, and discipline.
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thrive (up)on something

to grow vigorously because of something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) These plants thrive upon wet soil. Children thrive on love.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thrive on

To flourish by or as if by feeding on something: The bears thrived on a rich harvest of berries.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Furthermore, thriving at work is an essential outcome of managerial coaching which has been continuously recognized (Kim and Kuo, 2015).
So, the objective of this research is to examine the association between the managerial coaching and thriving at work with the moderating role of POP.
As the conceptual framework for our study, thriving consists of the psychosocial factors that researchers have found impact the college student experience and contribute to student success (Habley, Bloom, & Robbins).
Building on this research, Schreiner ("The "Thriving Quotient'" and "From Surviving") developed a concept of thriving that is predicated on malleable psychosocial factors, which include motivational and psychological processes that shape student behavior and subsequent outcomes such as persistence to degree, satisfaction, and GPA (Schreiner, Kalinkewicz, et al.).
First, the above mentioned factors that enable thriving at work can provide managers with insights on how to develop an enabling environment at the workplace in which employees are able to utilize their full potential and thereby contributing to organizational success.
The concept of Thriving has received attention from scholars in the field of organizational behavior (Abid, 2016; Paterson et al., 2014).
Our criterion for strong performance is maintaining the highest supervisory rating, a composite CAMELS rating of 1, during the years 2006 through the end of 2011; we refer to this condition as "thriving" (See the boxed insert for a description of the CAMELS rating system.) We choose supervisory ratings rather than specific financial ratios as indicators of a bank's health because the composite CAMELS rating captures a bank's overall financial condition plus an assessment of its management.
We acknowledge, however, that many banks that did not meet our criterion for thriving banks are in sound financial condition.
Nearly Half of Former Student-Athletes Thriving in Three or More Areas
Former student-athletes are least likely to be thriving in financial well-being, which measures how effectively they are managing their economic lives and increasing their financial security.
This paper has examined the doctrines of Christology and soteriology, focusing on how these areas of Christian theology can inform an understanding of human thriving. The characteristics of thriving taken from this examination have not been exhaustive; there is certainly room for further investigation and a broadening of what these doctrines can teach about thriving.
The implication for repentance and conversion in thriving may not be fully evident in virtuous action itself, as such action may be acquired by believer and non-believer alike; the more likely distinction is found in the meaning and source of becoming virtuous.
Thriving has been examined at various stages of human life and has at times been described as vitality, learning, mental toughness, focus, or combinations of these and other qualities.
Leading the world financially is Sweden with 72pc of the population described as "thriving", followed by Austria with 64pc and Denmark with 59pc.
Medical professionals who are thriving in three or more elements are also two times less likely to look for a new job than their counterparts with lower well-being.