Nov
08
2013

deadwood

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ded wUd

noun

1. on a tree, branches or sections of trunk that are dead.
example: We should trim the deadwood on that tree.

2. unproductive persons or burdensome things that hinder the smooth function or progress of an enterprise.
example: The new manager’s first task was to get rid of the deadwood among the workers.

 

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