Dead Wood


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Dead Wood

A slang term for a formerly productive employee who no longer contributes in any significant way.
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9 thousand hectares, care was taken for forests, during which the harvesting of dead wood and dead wood was also carried out.
Large-flowered rose bushes (hybrid teas and floribundas) need to be pruned between mid-winter and early spring, cutting back all the stems to around 15-23cm above ground level, cutting out dead wood and thin, weak stems.
Whereopin- ions differed was in precisely where this dead wood was to be found.
Unfortunately, data with respect to Collembola and their dead wood dependence is very sparse, fragmented and notably incomplete.
With the usual PS20m kitty boosted by the Champions League money and then selling the dead wood, the manager should have a decent amount of cash to strengthen his squad.
He was most recently seen clearing dead wood around Linthorpe Cemetery.
NEMANJA VIDIC has decided he is leaving Manchester United and now the rest of the dead wood can be chucked out too.
Haven't we got enough dead wood on the payroll without automatically putting another bunch in the Lords?
Councils should share the top managers and chief executives roles and get rid of the dead wood.
Killer Is Dead brandishes its blade and swipes away the dead wood around it, offering up a refreshing new world to explore.
If Ed Miliband wants to lead the Labour party to victory in 2015, he should begin by ridding his party of all the dead wood and transforming himself into the sort of leader we deserve.
Even those that cause disease can be important in controlling populations of plants or animals, and many insects that need dead wood depend on fungi to provide it.