Also, on one’s merits or according to one’s merits. With regard only to the intrinsic quality of something or someone. For example, Who supports it doesn’t matter; we have to consider the idea solely on its merits, or The agency doesn’t care about her references but wants to hire candidates according to their merits. [ Late 1800s ]
- Onium compound
/ˈəʊnɪəm/ noun 1. (chem) any salt in which the positive ion (onium ion) is formed by the attachment of a proton to a neutral compound, as in ammonium, oxonium, and sulphonium compounds
[ong-kuh-los] /ˈɒŋ kəˌlɒs/ noun 1. flourished 2nd century a.d, author of a Targum of the Pentateuch known as the Targum of Onkelos.
[ong-kuh s] /ˈɒŋ kəs/ adjective, Australian Slang. 1. unpleasant, unattractive, or unacceptable; bad.
[lam] /læm/ Slang. noun 1. a hasty escape; flight. verb (used without object), lammed, lamming. 2. to run away quickly; escape; flee: I’m going to lam out of here as soon as I’ve finished. Idioms 3. on the lam, escaping, fleeing, or hiding, especially from the police: He’s been on the lam ever since he […]