In an era of short-lived CEOs, Steve Ballmer managed a surprising 13 years, though investors had long since soured on him.
It is the ultimate meritocracy (although most outside Wall Street have soured on the rules of their game).
But a recent Gallup poll showed that most registered voters have soured on the Tea Party label.
Old English sur "sour, tart, acid, fermented," from Proto-Germanic *sura- "sour" (cf. Old Norse surr, Middle Dutch suur, Dutch zuur, Old High German sur, German Sauer), from PIE root *suro- "sour, salty, bitter" (cf. Old Church Slavonic syru, Russian syroi "moist, raw;" Lithuanian suras "salty," suris "cheese").
French sur "sour, tart" (12c.) is a Germanic loan-word. Meaning :having a peevish disposition" is from early 13c. Sense in whisky sour (1885) is "with lemon added" (1862). Sour cream is attested from 1855.
c.1300, from sour (adj.). Cf. Old High German suren, German säuern. Related: Soured; souring.
To increase power and speed above the normal; supercharge: He souped up the motors (1931+)Related Terms