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'So, Smith, how do you feel negotiations are going?'
'When you asked if I'd 'like a little company' I didn't expect you to start trying to sell me your dry-cleaning business!'
"Well, hey, Robin - it sounds like we're about ready for your suits to come over here and talk to mine."
"It's a done deal. Have your au pair call my au pair."
"A handshake is as good as a thirty-page contract, eh, Mr. Harrison?"
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'No more mergers until I get this one cleaned up.'
"I told you negotiations would be more fun without a battery of lawyers."
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"I guess he forgot to tell you. He's in Amagansett all week making deals."
"We structured the deal so it won't make any sense to you."
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"May I remind you that we can always go with duck eggs."
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"It's agreed. I'll try to get the best of you and you'll try to get the best of me."
'I thought people were quite receptive to the change seminar.'
"Anyway, we'd love to have You on board for the Creighton deal."
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"O.K., Jimbo, let's dance with wolves."
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'Does it bother anyone else that our entire business is based on one questionable product?'
'Major breakthrough! We've all agreed on Pizza for lunch.'
"Honest, I only want tom take you to lunch."
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'Gentlemen, I have every confidence that our merger will prove to be highly compatible and harmonious.'
'The agreement documents all look in order.'
"It's a deal, but just to be on the safe side let's have our lawyers look at this handshake."
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'This agreement doesn't allow much wiggle room.'
'Our business corrupt? What gives you that idea?'
'Five hours of tough negotiation and you blow it by wagging your tail too soon!'
"You weren't expecting a walrus, right?"
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