"Till now I always thought of the gravy train as a good thing."
"According to our time-and-motion studies, you handle your time very well but a lot of your motion is wasted."
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"In the ring, kid. We want you to take a fall in the ring."
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"I once mistakenly thought I was dating someone for a whole month because I couldn't tell his texts were sarcastic."
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"You're supposed to grow a lot of little ones."
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"Are you mad at me or just chewing tobacco?"
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"I just heard some interesting news. The world is going to the dogs."
"That's the deal, pal-I've drawn my line in the sand."
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"Mate with you? I was just going to use you as a Q-tip."
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"Vinnie, we gotta talk about what 'bookmaking' means."
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"I am not Crazy Horse! Crazy Horse is a man. I'm Fred."
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"How's the burger?"
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"He didn't do anything, Gregory. This is a zoo"
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Chinese Whispers In The Boardroom
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"I always forget how much louder they sound in the country."
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"The fact that you've rolled up your sleeves since our last talk has been noted, Parminger. However, there's still something I'd like to discuss with you."
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Tags:bonsai tree, bonsai trees, miniature trees, miniature tree, indoor plant, indoor plants, house plant, house plants, compete, competition, the green man, green man, failure, fail, failed, third place, lose, lost, gardeners, gardener, rank, ranking, podium, podiums, winners podium, winners podium, stupid, stupidity, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, misunderstood, misinterpret
"That's not what I said."
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"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
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"So leaving it with a broker didn't do any good at all?"
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Whatís that, boy? Youíre too tired for a walk and you just want to watch TV?
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"When Daddy says we're dead broke, he doesn't mean we're poor."
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"Damnit, Harwood, I'm not doing an impression of anyone, I'm firing you."
Home of the Bottomless Cup of Coffee
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