A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"Let's not panic till we know whether it's coming in or going out."
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"I was hoping that heaven might be, you know, more transcendent."
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"As your cell bitch, I imagine my Sarbanes-Oxley expertise should come in quite handy."
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"Sorry, Ted. I probably should have said 'spoiler alert' before I fired you."
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"It's badly sprained, McElroy, and you know as well as I do that I'd only slow you down. Go on without me—and that's a direct order!"
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"My instincts tell me to call an emergency board meeting. My emotions tell me to have it at the all-nude bar across the street."
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"We're giving up for the holidays."
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"Look, fella—can't you see this is an executive smokers' group?"
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"I always thought white-collar crime was done by computer."
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"Sir, I have a question that's lunch-related."
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"I'll have the Master of Business Administration Lunch."
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
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"Damn! I keep waking up in the middle of the day."
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The Terrible Forty-Twos
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"He's giving the white-collar voters' speech to the blue collars."
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"Take my advice—never let anybody talk you into joining the Tie-of-the-Month Club."
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"Tell the public we don't want to hurt anyone. All we want is their money."
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Born In Captivity.
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"Reviewing the tape after work relaxes me."
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"From nine until one, you'll be getting nothing done. From one until five, you'll be asking yourself how that was possible."
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"Any plaudits for me while I was out, Miss Jenkins?"
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