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"I'd just like to let you know that even in good times I'd let you get the check."
"It's agreed, then—we look for a new place for lunch."
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'All in favor of concluding this REALLY LONG lunch meeting say 'I'll pick up the check.''
"If I'm billing six hundred dollars an hour, lunch just cost me $ 638.75."
'What wine goes well with a limited expense account?'
"You can do business anywhere...as long as you speak their menu."
'This is just so typical of your forward-thinking, innovative approach to business Sir - and I thought we wouldn't be seeing you for a couple of weeks while you're away in New York!'
The Art of the Deal by Uncle Sidney
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"I'm taking you to the Four Seasons. You'll enjoy the fear."
'You can do business anywhere, as long as you can speak their menu.'
"I'm meeting my boss here in about a half hour. Three more of these and I just might be able to tolerate him."
"God, they were fun then - women."
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"I know you always look forward to these business events."
'I'm meeting my boss here in about a half hour. Three more of these and I just might be able to tolerate him.'
"I finally got that order off Benson last night. He signed it a chopstick dipped in soya sauce."
'Your dinner will be late...I'm still on my business lunch.'
'Is it me, or does this business dinner have way too much eye contact?'
'You'll have to excuse Marjorie. I'm afraid she can be rather 'goal oriented' at times.'
'One businessman's lunch and one secretary's salad.'
'Sorry - his breakfast meeting ran onto a working lunch and now he's at a business dinner.'
'There's no telling what he'll come up with, next.'
Do you mind if my mother joins our little business dinner ? You know what it's like, I don't want people from the office to think I'm sleeping my way to the top.
"...I said, well now that they've reached saturation point at least they're not making so many..."
"May I suggest a rummage sale for charity instead of a dinner? I've started a new diet."