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'Justin, this isn't what I meant when I said we could make out like bandits.'
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will stay with me forever as they sit inside me,getting turned over and over, being blown completely out of proportion."
"Miss Gaines, send in someone who reminds me of myself as a lad."
"Sometimes you eat the bear, Ellen. Sometimes the bear eats you."
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A tombstone with an epitaph that reads "Tuned in, turned on, dropped out, dropped in, worked out, saved up, dropped dead."
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"He talks the talk."
"Get a life."
Horace Greeley, Unedited
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"You're supposed to push your envelope from the inside, Conners!"
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"Big news, honey. This afternoon they're going to let me sign off on something or other."
"The Doge ate my homework."
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The Legendary Birth of an Idiom
"I'm surprised, Caswell. I thought you were a happy camper."
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"U txtn 2 me?"
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"I don't mean to dampen your enthusiasm, but your use of the phrase 'or die trying' is a tad unsettling."
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"Fenton, bring me my pipe, my bowl, and my Nat King Cole records."
"There are far too many balls in your court, Brintner!"
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"Now that donuts are a dollar, Haskins, I think we can stop saying 'dollars to donuts'."
A diner menu offers things you can eat: your words, your hat, crow, and my dust.
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"I loved the good old days, …. 'better dead than red'."
'Whenever somebody tells me 'you go girl' I generally have to.'
"You've got to stop and eat the roses."
"I knew the suspect was lying because of certain telltale discrepancies between his voice and non verbal gestures. Also his pants were on fire."
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"Say - here's a way to fool all of the people all of the time."
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