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Thrift: Get as much amputated as possible.
'We felt obliged to downsize to this place, when we realised we had 125 empty bedrooms.'
"These cuts just can't be made without a lot of pain..."
"He's given up trying to find anything else he can cut to reach 40% savings."
"Does this mean you want us to move our desks into the carpark again?"
"With the constraints upon the budget I've had to make some savings...In future I'll be allocating fixed assets on the basis of URGENCY and adherence to application protocols."
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'When you said money was short and you were having a 'staycation' I didn't think you meant at the office!'
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'Well the good news is that we've landed some huge contracts in China!'
'If there's one lesson we have to learn from top magic circle firms it's that to survive we have to cut out waste...I'll see if we can block book the Hotel du Louvre again or failing that the Georges Cinq.'
A bad gnome economy.
"We're trying to cut down on consultants. Ms. Ames, find me a consultant for that."
"This is what happens when you award the contract to the cheapest tender...."
'I'm looking for an apartment near an ATM. I always run out of money by week's end.'
'I'm always living within my means. I just cannot seem to break out.'
'Of course I can tell you what I spent all that grocery money on. I spent it on a grocery.'
"If you do get downgraded from First Class, we can help you adjust with lots of free valium."
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"His department suffered the death of a thousand cuts."
'You and your no frills airlines!'
"I know it helps the budget, dear, but next time let's not get the Ultra King-Size Jumbo roll."
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"Of course you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a good time - You can always CHARGE it!"
"We re cutting back on overhead."
'We like to encourage the birds. Saves on cat food.'
'I'm afraid we couldn't afford to keep the au pair any more, so Uncle Keith's going to look after you from now on.'
Cut Your Bills In Half.