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"Mrs. Briner? Remember all that stuff I said I did on my summer vacation? I didn't."
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"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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A gravestone with an epitaph that reads "Here lies Helayne Spinak - 103 pounds, go prove it."
"Can you just once get to the damn point without the usual embellishments?"
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"I can't decide between a little umbrella and an olive on a sword."
Tags:bar, bars, drinks, drinking, pub, pubs, cocktail lounge, cocktail, cocktails, cocktail bar, cocktail bars, bar conversation, bar conversations, bartender, bartenders, barkeep, barkeeper, barkeepers, barkeeps, decision, decisions, tough decision, tough decisions, order, ordering, placing an order, server, servers, olive, olives, decoration, decorations, swizzle stick, swizzle sticks, embellish, embellishment, embellishments
"Well, I'm sorry, Wendell, I just assumed you knew you were a frill."
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Noah's Publisher: 'No, I'm not asking you to lie. I'm asking you to embellish the truth for the sake of marketing...'
Bookmore Publishing Co. Autobiography Editor - Embellish and De-Embellish.
'Shot twice and left for dead. Not really, but it sounds better than ‘choked on a gummy bear.''
'To be honest, Bo Peep only lost us for about fifteen minutes, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story...'
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Embellishing the police chalk outline.
'I put you in my new book. Of course, I had to pad you out quite a bit for the general public.'
I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd embroider my memoirs a bit.
"His profile said he was involved in marketing for a major high street chain."