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Today’s word is "pointer."
Many of my students ask me for advice and pointers about how to improve their English.
A pointer is useful piece of advice about something. Pointers are often short and simple. Synonyms for pointer include “tip” and “bit of advice”
Could you give me a few pointers about how to set up my spam filter in Outlook?
Julie asked her boss for some pointers about dealing with difficult customers.
Today’s authentic example comes from CNN:
[Mark Horstman] has co-founded a free web site called Manager Tools (http://www.manager-tools.com) that offers down-to-earth, step-by-step pointers on what he calls “the blocking and tackling of management: how to coach, how to give feedback, how to run meetings, how to interview job applicants.” It’s a great resource for anyone seeking specific, detailed guidance — refreshingly free of buzzwords — on these and many other aspects of being a boss.
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