Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, wrote that, when it comes to organizations, "The tree rots from the top down."
America's toxic-asset plan: Dr Geithner's bank rehab
There should be no shortage of buyers for American banks' rotten assets. Sellers will be harder to entice
In the words of Peter Drucker, "There is no more difficult task than to keep a corpse from rotting." ??
Six days after a cyclone, it is clear the damage is great and that little aid has made it to villagers along the sea south of Yangon.
rot was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
verb [I or T] -tt-
to (cause to) decay:
The fruit had been left to rot on the trees.
Rain has got in and rotted (away) the woodwork.
the smell of rotting fruit
Rot has got into the furniture.
2 OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL nonsense:
"Don't talk rot!"
The room smelled of rotten vegetables.
2 very bad:
OLD-FASHIONED It was rotten of you to leave without saying goodbye. ━━ v. （-tt-） 腐る［らす］; 朽ち（させ）る ((away)); 衰える.
rot off 腐れ落ちる.
━━ n. 腐敗, 腐朽; 腐敗物; （the ～） （羊の）腐敗病; 〔話〕 くだらないこと.
The rot sets in. 事態が傾き出す.
rot・gut 〔俗〕 強い安酒.