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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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The book also follows Meic on his return to North Wales before he ups sticks again, this time to Cardiff to live a bohemian life mixing with the actors and media types of the capital.
Might I suggest she ups sticks and ventures down to West Wales to indulge herself in perpetuity in the names she is so proud of.
But it seems that, as the former Atomic Kitten ups sticks to move down south, there's at least two she can't bear to part with.