The fact that the highest rungs have male feet all over them is scant comfort for the men at the bottom http://econ.st/1Fpkvbz
The French lingerie market is the biggest in Europe, according to beancounters at the Institut Français de la Mode, a fashion school, and France is also the biggest European exporter of bras, knickers and the like. French women spend more per head on their scanties than others, just beating the Germans and outdistancing the cheap and cheerful British by a country mile http://econ.st/J3L7IV
I had to pay heavily for this bit of good luck. People did not believe in my facts and thought my theories unsavoury. Sigmund Freud.
Maybe they’ve stumbled onto something in their windowless rooms. Maybe the economy really is gathering steam. But in the rough and tumble of the real world, where families have to feed themselves and pay their bills, there are an awful lot of Americans being left behind.
Boss’s Stumble May Also Trip Hewlett-Packard
By ASHLEE VANCE
Mark V. Hurd’s ouster after a relationship with Jodie Fisher has put an unsavory end to one of the most notable executive turns in American business history.
Line breaks: rung
1A horizontal support on a ladder for a person’s foot.
1.1A level in a hierarchical structure, especially a class or career structure:
we must ensure that the low-skilled do not get trapped on the bottom rung
- To cause to stumble or fall.
- To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
- To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
- To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
- To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
- To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.