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Oh, how the Pickney bird twins longed for a world without idioms,
"I actually did steal candy from a baby once. It was easy.''
"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
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'Oxymorons for morons.'
"You mean to say you haven't even put your face on yet?"
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"It looks like the ball is in your court."
Receptionist to patients in waiting room: 'The doctor will be with you tomorrow as he believes that time heals all wounds.'
"Oh, wow! I always thought that was just a figure of speech."
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Car driving comes upon fork in road.
"Kicking you upstairs is, of course, just a ﬁgure of speech. What we're really doing is sending you deeper into the countryside."
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"You're on salary, Hargraves. You don't get anything extra when your imagination woks overtime."
Crow to crow: 'It's about 20 miles from here, not exactly following any highway, but more in a straight line, like as if you were to fly ...'
"True, time is money, but unfortunately, money isn't time
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"No, it hasn't, but when the sky does fall your investments are going to do very, very, well.''
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"We're just a stone's throw from everything."
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"I'm not worrying. I've got most of my money in handbaskets."
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"Visible elephants give faster catharsis."
Take us to your ruler.
A tragic misunderstanding at the water polo tournament.
'Bitter.' 'Anything else?' 'Yea - twisted.'
'I always thought 'heads will roll' was just a figure of speech.'
'Let's cut right through to the heart of the matter.'
'Actually, we were looking for someone who could think outside the box.'
Grim Reaper family - 'Look dear, his first death rattle.'
'When they said they could find us a lateral hire who 'walked on water' I thought it was a figure of speech.'