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'I guess it's true that it's all about re-branding in this economy...'
"My leaving Wilkins & Jennings was perfectly amicable. They felt that I should be fired, and I agreed."
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'It's not an accounting breakthrough, Sam. It's wrong.'
"Come, join me for a few moments of mindful indolence!"
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"Who wants to hear a funny story about the third quarter?"
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"I love the way it blurs the boundary between inside and out."
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'Sure the grades are bad, but on the bright side I'm achieving consistency in my academic brand.'
'I don't know whether these are good grades or not. The teacher calls them unique.'
'I'm exploring another revenue stream.'
'I am not overweight. I'm gravity enhanced.'
'Don't think of sweeping as a chore. Consider it practice for the Olympic Curling Team.'
"So, we look to the fourth quarter as a time of healing."
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'The good news is these grades are not good enough for me to get into an expensive college.'
Bureau of Rosy Statistics
'Don't think of it as being fired, think of it as being repurposed.'
"My fellow Americans, we are one nation, a strong nation, a nation united by the common belief that Congress is garbage."
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'Hi love, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is, the airbags work.'
"It gets a lot of refracted light."
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''Lying' is such a harsh word, your honor. We prefer to call it 'testimony without borders.''
'He puts a positive spin on everything.'
This apartment is 300 square feet but, with judicious use of sliding separating walls, it feels like 1200 square feet.
"We're still the same, great company we've always been, only we've ceased to exist."
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'We need another word for 'loss' that doesn't sound like loss.'
'Jill's right. 'We offer a challenging work environment' sounds better than 'Welcome to the salt mines.''
"This is the best water main break ever."
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