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False alarm; chair salesman
"It was only a sigh, but thank you for your concern."
"Stand down. It's only toxic waste."
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"He had a gun at school, …. Even if it was carved out of a brownie."
Tags:school, schools, principal, principals, student, students, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, teacher, teachers, school shooting, school shootings, weapon, weapons, gun, guns, firearms regulation, gun control, gun crime, gun violence, shooting, shootings, fake, false, false alarm, false alarms, brownie, brownies, police, police officer, police officers, policeman, policemen, cop, cops, threatening, threat, threats, modern life
In case of fake news about a phony emergency ring false alarm.
"I still say we pull it and deal with the consequences of its being a false alarm when they come."
Translation: This is a test. This is only a test. If this had been a real emergency, you'd be much happier to see me.
'Loose zips cause trips, Robert.'
"All right―what's the trouble this time?"
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, monster, monsters, nightmare, nightmares, cry, cries, crying, crying infants, boy who cried wolf, irritated, irritation, irritations, irritating, scream, screams, screaming, wail, wails, wailing, false alarm, false alarms, justified, justification, monster in the closet, monsters in the closet, wake, wakes, wake up, wakes up, waking up, frighten, frightens, frightened, frightening, monstrous, scare, scares, scary, horror, horrors, horrific, fear, fears
Overused Animal Cliches
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Sister of the boy who cried wolf,
"Don't pay any attention. Simmons is always yelling 'Wolf' about something."
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"No wonder she couldn't get through the metal detector...she's got braces!"
'This has been a test. If this had been an actual emergency - you'd be dead.'
This has been a test. If this had been an actual emergency - you'd be dead. (radio warning broadcast)
'They revived me after declaring me clinically dead. Have a drink.'
"I didn't want anything. I just wanted to see how fast you could get here in case of an emergency!"
'False alarm - They're just taking Your name in vain again.'
'I thought I was knocked-up, but it was just lint!'
'If I wouldn't have yelled fire, he'd still be talking.'
'Back up ladies.. False alarm! It's not a grass planet..It's mushy peas!'
Wordplay: False Alarm - 'Only Kidding!'
'That's for false alarms...'
'Another false alarm.'
"Of course it was a bleedin' emergency..."