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  • n. Anything that one is given to bring home from an institutional setting.
  • n. Take-home pay.
  • n. An examination or assignment to be completed outside the classroom.
  • n. A supply of methadone that someone under treatment is allowed to take home instead of coming in to a treatment center everyday.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of salary or wages) remaining after all deductions including taxes


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  • All he knew was that her bonus alone was triple his annual take-home pay, which allowed him to continue making furniture.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • They will experience the equivalent of a 7.7% cut in take-home pay due to a provision requiring them to pay for pensions and pay more for health care, according to Steven Deller, an economist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

    States' Pay Cuts Present Mixed Economic Blessing

  • The transformation can be achieved only by collective action, he says, of the sort that was revealed in the 2008 presidential election campaign—a "take-home lesson" in the possibilities of volunteer participation.

    A New Social Contract

  • Thies says the take-home message is that if an elderly loved one starts showing up with bruising and has unexplained falls, it's worth a trip to a healthcare provider.

    Falls linked to early Alzheimer's disease

  • The take-home lesson is that it's important to commit to good oral health, because it's vital and affects your entire wellbeing.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Why Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

  • She says the take-home message for parents is to help their children find ways other than eating to deal with rejection and peer adversity: "Kids may need to talk about their feelings and seek comfort in other activities."

    Ostracized overweight kids eat more

  • The hybrid plan also increases workers' take-home pay because workers' contributions are lower than they are in the old defined-benefit plan.

    Orange County's Public Pension Compromise

  • One employee told the Times that the decrease would amount to 33 percent of take-home pay before accounting for this year's taxes, and that some were liable to take an $8,000 hit this year.

    Yale Payroll Gaffe

  • Associate attorneys—typically the youngest and least experienced of all the lawyers at a firm—spend months wringing their hands and speculating over what their take-home bonus will be.

    For White Shoe Law Firms, Dark Clouds Over Bonuses

  • Other banks also raised some employees' salaries after the end of the financial crisis in order to ease their fears that overall take-home pay was about to be cut.

    In U.K., Goldman Recalls Pay Rise


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