"I'll pause for a moment so you can let this information sink in."
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"Now we'll all close our eyes and cover our ears, and the person who took the four hundred and twenty-eight million dollars will put it back."
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"Sounds good. We'll just have to run it by the Hawaiian Shirts."
"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
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"Uh, Trudy, how's the coffee coming?"
"Don't repeat this."
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"No, Thursday's out. How about never - is never good for you?"
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"The meeting will come to order."
MAIL CALL AT THOMPSON, HALVERSON, SPIELMAN & OSGOOD
"In the interest of increasing revenue this quarter, Evan, here, will be leading an initiative to rip off liquor stores."
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"And, while there's no reason yet to panic, I think it only prudent that we make preparations to panic."
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Can't Do the Math/Won't Do the Math.
"Say what's on your mind, Harris - the language of dance has always eluded me."
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"Well, Stoddard, I think I've bounced enough ideas off you for one day."
"Let's never forget that the public's desire for transparency has to be balanced by our need for concealment."
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"For God's sake, Edwards. Put the laser pointer away."
"The starred items are hot and spicy."
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"Damn it, Hopkins, didn't you get yesterday's memo?"
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"O.K., on my signal we're going to shift from pre-millennial to post-millennial thinking."
"Impressive, Meyers, but let's stick to your quantitative projections."
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"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
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"This 'digital revolution' - can we muscle in on that?"
"First of all, this meeting never happened."
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"On the one hand, eliminating the middleman would result in lower costs, increased sales, and greater consumer satisfaction; on the other hand, we're the middleman."
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"Carol, check my appointment book—something's not right."
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