"These medicines all taste pretty good - let's approve them."
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"Does anything need my imprimatur?"
"Well! I'm already pre-disapproved for a credit card."
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"I'm Walter Grimes and I approve this drink."
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"First, I did things for my parents' approval, then I did things for my parents' disapproval, and now I don't know why I do things."
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"Do we have your blessing?"
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The Sterlings Disapprove
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"Legal and accounting were O.K. with it, but I had trouble getting it past archery."
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"Ah, Monsieur has made a very expensive choice!"
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"Why did you speak to Dad? He can't green-light anything."
"No, she likes me best!"
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"I'm in the sandwich generation - my parents don't approve of me and my kids hate me."
"Now, that's the kind of innovative thinking I'd like to see around our shop."
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"The water for your fishbowl was approved, but it looks like for now you're not getting the fish."
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Shop called "Drink'n'Smoke'n'Shoot" with a sign in their front window that reads "A.T.F. Approved".
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"I think what Polly really want is approval."
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"You're really nice, Richard. I was hoping I could fix you up with my mom."
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"I would also like to thank the jury for validating my work."
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"Haskins may have winked and I may have nodded, But nobody winked and nodded."
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"I have the new list of approved tweets."
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Two penguins gesture at each other
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"We've had second thoughts about your manuscript. Can you dispose of it yourself?"
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"I'm sorry, but you'll have to get approval from the offices of Terminology, Evidence, Proof of Demand, Documentation, Measurement and Predictions before I can even think about signing off."
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