Word of the Day Al Haboker: Top of the Morning

How to tell your boss, or alarm clock, that you'll be ready first thing in the morning.

Let’s say you don’t want to stay late at work but you want to assure your boss that you’ll get to the project du jour as soon as you come in. You can say you’ll take care of it al haboker (al ha-BOH-ker), literally “on the morning,” meaning first thing in the A.M.