The answer to this depends on whether you closed your account yourself, or whether the bank did - and what the reasons for that were. If you closed it yourself, then all you need to do is to write to your bank manager saying something like: Dear Sir (or his or her name if you … Read more
Perdu is the past tense of the French verb, Perdre, which means to lose, and which is derived from the Latin word, Perditus, which means lost. In Dodie Smith's book, "101 Dalmatians", an abandoned adult dog is named Perdita for that very reason.
In modern English usage, the word "fretful" is most commonly used to describe someone who worries a lot; who spends long hours chewing over a problem and is unable to push the worrying thoughts to the back of their mind for any length of time. The word is not usually used to mean irritable or … Read more
A precedent is a legal term which has now become used in various aspects of life. It means something which has gone before and been accepted and therefore it should be accepted again. The first time a judge accepted a plea of insanity as being mitigating circumstances for murder and accepted that the murderer should receive a … Read more
Literally, it means to make something very big out of something very small. In other words, it means that you take a small thing (typically, a minor problem) and make a huge fuss over it, going into all the possible difficulties and seeming overwhelmed by them. An example might be someone wondering what to give … Read more