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Grim Reaper goes grocery shopping
Oh, how the Pickney bird twins longed for a world without idioms,
"Till now I always thought of the gravy train as a good thing."
"You say 'oxymoron' once more and there's going to be trouble."
"I actually did steal candy from a baby once. It was easy.''
"Solitude is more fun in groups."
"You were overheard saying you'd kill for a good tomato."
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"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misinterpretation, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, unreasonable, expectation, expectations, let down, let downs, let-downs, let-down, ambiguous, ambiguity
Tags:dangle a carrot, dangling a carrot, dangle carrots, dangling carrots, carrot, carrots, reward, rewards, reward based system, incentives, incentive, prize, prizes, idiom, idioms, figure of speech, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, figurative, persuade, persuasive, persuading, metaphor, metaphors, carrot and stick, encouragement
"I'm afraid that hasn't come across my desk yet."
They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
Tags:death, dying, mortal wound, mortally wounded, weapon, weapons, duel, duels, duelling, dueling, fight, fights, fighting, sword, swords, pen, pens, quill, quills, strength, stabbed, stab, stabbing, wrong, incorrect, the pen is mightier than the sword, adage, adages, figure of speech, expression, expressions, word play, wordplay
'Oxymorons for morons.'
"I can't give you ballpark figures, Al. The best I can do is ballparkish figures."
"Mr. Mullins did say I should stroke you but I didn't think he meant it literally."
Tags:stroke his ego, stroke your ego, stroke my ego, stroke her ego, stroke their ego, ego, egos, expression, expressions, saying, sayings, figure of speech, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog owner, dog owners, dog, dogs, pup, pups, puppy, puppies, animal, animals, bar, bars, pub, pubs
"You mean to say you haven't even put your face on yet?"
Tags:makeup, make-up, put your face on, putting your face on, put on makeup, putting on makeup, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, alien, aliens, monster, monsters, killer, killers, disguise, disguises, disguised, put on your face, putting on your face, dawdle, dawdles, dawdling, delay, delays, delaying
"I'm supposed to be someplace downtown right now, sucking the air out of the room."
"It looks like the ball is in your court."
"That new sheriff don't scare me none!"
Tags:cowboy, cowboys, western, westerns, desert, deserts, backwards, men, man, trousers, pants, shirt, shirts, horse, horses, horseback, put your pants on one leg at a time, idiom, idioms, figure of speech, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, just like me, just like you, sheriff, sheriffs, authority, idiot, idiots, incompetence
"Oh, wow! I always thought that was just a figure of speech."
Tags:figure of speech, figures of speech, expression, expressions, anger, angry, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, fuming, idiom, idioms, steam coming out of your ears, steaming at the ears, business meeting, business meetings, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses
'Benson, when I asked for your 'undivided attention', I meant that more as a figure of speech.'
"Kicking you upstairs is, of course, just a ﬁgure of speech. What we're really doing is sending you deeper into the countryside."
Tags:promotion, promotions, cliche, cliches, corporate speak, corporate jargon, figure of speech, figures of speech, promoted, promoting, kick upstairs, kicking you upstairs, literal, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, complex, campus, campuses, corporation, corporations, sprawl, sprawls, rural, suburb, suburbs, suburban, office plan, office plans, architecture, architect, architects, single floor
"You're on salary, Hargraves. You don't get anything extra when your imagination woks overtime."
"When the recruitment company said they could get us someone who 'walked on water' I thought it was a figure of speech!"
"So that's how he's able to crank the stuff out."
Tags:crank, cranks, cranking, hard work, hard worker, hard workers, crank it out, cranking it out, literal, literally, idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, figure of speech, office worker, office workers, hard work, working hard, cheat, cheats, cheater, cheaters, envy, envious, office equipment, equipment
"True, time is money, but unfortunately, money isn't time
Tags:proverb, proverbs, metaphor, metaphors, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, phrase, phrases, time is money, don't waste time, dont waste time, figure of speech, figures of speech, idiom, idioms, office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, old age, old men