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"Driftwood, deadwood—what the hell's the difference?"
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'Perkins, we're getting rid of some of the dead wood around here.'
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"Of course, once you're a scapegoat you long to be dead wood again."
"We've got a lot of deadwood in this firm, Crawford. Let's give it back to the community."
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"We've got to make 'efficiency' savings! . . . Cut out all the 'dead wood', get rid of the excess staff we're supposed to employ."
"Congratulations on your 50 years with the company - we'll miss you, Parker."
Brilliant suggestion Kimble, to get rid of all the deadwood around here - we'll miss you.
"You're our most ineffective employee, we're moving you to where you can do the least damage."
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'Ralph is learning to laugh at himself.'
Logger with 'Dead Wood' and 'Live Wood' desk organisers.
"I have a plan to make this the most efficient, well-run auto parts shop in the country!"
You told me to get rid of all the dead wood!
Business managers are encouraged to avoid the term dead wood...
'He's driftwood. That's relocated deadwood.'
'Yo, looks like the old deadwood stage is finally over the hill.'
"You have a killer resume, Phil, but unfortunately, we have all the dead wood we need right now."
"Well he researched his family tree and discovered he was the dead wood."
"Hey, Dunleavy! I hear the boss is clearing out more dead wood today! Maybe you should've just stayed home and called in stick! Get it? Called in stick?"
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"Oh, I wouldn't call Time dead wood. Dead wood can be burned and serve a useful purpose. He's more like wet toilet paper."