When something occurs it often does so to excess. For example, First Aunt Sue said she and Uncle Harry were coming for the weekend and then my sister and her children said they were coming too—it never rains but it pours. This expression may have come from either a book by Queen Anne’s physician, John Arbuthnot, or an article by Jonathan Swift, both entitled It Cannot Rain But It Pours and both published in 1726.
[ee-taw] /ˈiˈtɔ/ noun 1. Prince Hirobumi [hee-raw-boo-mee] /ˈhi rɔˈbu mi/ (Show IPA), 1841–1909, Japanese statesman. 1. International Trade Organization. /ˈiːtəʊ/ noun 1. Prince Hirobumi (ˌhɪərəˈbuːmɪ). 1841–1909, Japanese statesman; premier (1884–88; 1892–96; 1898; 1900–01). He led the movement to modernize Japan and helped to draft the Meiji constitution (1889); assassinated abbreviation 1. International Trade Organization International […]
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Improved TIROS Operational Satellite
ITP abbr. idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Intent to Package 1. idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura 2. inosine 5c-triphosphate 3. Interactive Testing in Psychiatry