"Use diplomacy. If that fails, you could try force."
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"Some of us negotiate our contracts better than others."
"Some of us negotiate our contracts better than others."
"No one is making you do anything you don't want. I'm just saying we're all headed for Dodge City and we think you should come along."
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"Remember, in this negotiation you're the 'Paula Abdul.'"
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"Oh, dear, I'm afraid you've backed me into a corner."
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"So make me an offer."
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"Here's the deal, Kim. I pick up eggs and butter, but no dry cleaning."
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"Would you like to hear about our retirement plan?"
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"Butt out, Buster! Who the hell do you think you are-Jimmy Carter?"
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"Remind me again—what do I usually promise you so you'll take on extra work?"
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"I'll trade you one note of loving maternal encouragement for a bag of corn chips."
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"I had no idea his constant barking was a problem. Thanks for letting me know you're bothered by it."
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"Couldn't I do a couple of hundred hours of community service instead?"
The Art of the Deal by Uncle Sidney
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"Throw in some marinara sauce and you've got a deal."
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"You know what you're doing? Criminalizing policy differences."
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"And for an extra fourteen hundred dollars I'll stop touching your arm."
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"I'm afraid you're a bit too high-minded for us, Rawson. Do you think you could see your way clear to resigning in disgust?"
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"It's true that I promised you my kingdom for a horse, but I've changed my mind."
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"Very impressive, Mr. Crawley, but no one on our side of the table wants to feel your muscle."
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"Look, everyone here loves vanilla, right? So let's start there."
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A meeting room with two teams of businessmen in huddles on opposite sides of the room.
"My people will get back to your people."
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"I'll give you three cans of Happy Herds Condensed Milk for two cans of Affaire de Coeur Flaky Salmon."