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'As a part of a cost-cutting experiment all of our safety measures will be replaced with these good luck charms.'
"As a cost-cutting measure, for our fall list we have decided to bypass traditional bookstore sales and subsequent remaindering, and instead go directly to the shredder."
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"Look, darling - two pieces of old rug, nailed to our slippers, and Hey Presto! - no need for expensive carpets...!!"
'And finally, a steady decline in earnings has forced us to trim the presentations budget.'
'Generally, cost-cutting is a good thing. Specifically, too much of a good thing.'
"Generally, cost-cutting is a good thing. Specifically, too much of a good thing."
'Drive 'em wild with the sweet scent of net profits exceeding forecasts due to higher gross margins and cost-cutting.'
"Three wishes less commission."
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STRIP *Community Care * "No, that really is your budget."
"You don't get an office. You get cargo pants."
"In order to cut costs we are no longer animating our presentations..."
'That's a bucket load of cash saved, warrants a bonus don't you think!'
'In order to have a chance with the Chinese contract we had to slash your hourly rates.'
'It's all very well for people to whine about us letting these secretaries go...But it's unavoidable, no business can afford waste these days, savings had to made and there was nowhere else to turn!'
'It drives me crazy when people whine about the collapse of the system!'
A bad gnome economy.
'It's made by American workers, but they're all living in Pakistan.'
"How can we cut costs on Mars vehicles?"
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"Our 'Buy Locally' ad campaign boosted sales. And we saved money by outsourcing to an overseas ad agency."
'Of course I value all of my employee's cost-cutting suggestions - just don't expect your ‘Top Down Clear-out Strategy' to be implemented any time soon!'
"We've had budget cutbacks since your last session of flight simulation."
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"I can build it. My price is 300 oxen and a flock of sheep. A roof would be 250 sheep extra."
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Phil would get giddy after a large print run, but the company was saving a fortune.
"The stockholders may view layoffs as a positive step in firming up our bottom line, but what happens when they find out we aren't producing anything?"
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"I've just thought of a way to save the company £25,000 a year."