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"I appreciate the overture, Nick, but I'm trying to cut down on after-work cocktails with Mr. Wrong."
Tags:colleague, colleagues, hitting on, hit on, ask out, asking out, overture, overtures, make a move, making a move, date, dating, dates, romance, office romance, office romances, workplace romance, workplace romances, put down, put downs, rejection, reject, rejects, rejecting, let down gently, mr wrong, wrong man, wrong match, bad match
'Sorry, I'm a doctor. If you want that looked at, you'll have to make an appointment like everyone else.'
"You've let more than your Met membership slip, haven't you, Lorna?"
Tags:letting it slip, let slip, let go, losing, losing it, art, art galleries, middle-class, middle-classes, middle class, middle classes, cocktails, cocktail, drinks, drink, spiteful, spiteful comments, denigrate, denegrating, pettiness, petty comments, put-down, put down, put-downs, put downs, middle-class put-downs, middle class put down, frenemies, rivelry, friendship, friends
"What part of 'neutered' don't you understand?"
"Say - are you that writer I keep not hearing anything about?"
"...That translates as 'collapsing NHS allows war hero to die" - easy when you know how!"
A Mean O' Acid.
'You're not living up to your potential!'
'A stone in your shoe? You've got FOURTEEN stones in your shoes!'
'Go away, get a life then come back'
"Good evening, I'm your date. Let me begin by saying I'm sorry I'm late, I'm sorry I'm bald and I'm sorry I'm short."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, date, dates, dating, blind date, blind dates, bad date, bad dates, bad sign, red flag, put down, put downs, flaw, flaws, self-esteem, low self-esteem, self-confidence, low self-confidence, insecure, insecurities, nervous, anxious, anxiety, late, balding, bald, hair loss, short, height, alone, forever alone, single, singles, being single, desperate
"There are no words for the Olympian heights of my dizzying indifference to you."
'You don't have the muscles to buy a muscle car, dear.'
'Of course I value all of my employee's cost-cutting suggestions - just don't expect your ‘Top Down Clear-out Strategy' to be implemented any time soon!'
'Your mastery of the facts is no match for my opinion.'
"Yes, I believe in love at first sight..."
Husband tells wife she'll never make it as a writer, as she has no imagination, while she's busy writing a scenario about her dream husband and dream life.
Mathematicians' put down.
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'She thinks I'm always trying to put her down, but what does she know?'
"Thanks for your introductory speech at the conference. By the way, Hibblemeyer, it's 'hard-headed' businessman, not 'thick-headed'."
Tags:speech writing, speech writer, speech writers, speech, speeches, opening speech, opening speeches, introductory speech, introductory speeches, public speaker, public speakers, public speaking, eloquence, word choice, clichés, writing style, insulting language, put downs, affront, connotation, figures of speech, biased language, hard-headed, hard headed, thick-headed, thick headed, businessmen, businessman
'Don't you mean rubbish; we're in England!'
'True but only in practice, not in principle.'
Derek's Spontaneous Put Downs Were Legionary.
"I would take you up on your offer to have a glass of wine, but I've heard that it shouldn't be consumed with a depressant."
Tags:put down, put-down, put downs, put-downs, antidepressant, antidepressants, prescription, prescriptions, drug, medication, medications, depression, brush off, brush offs, flirt, flirts, flirtation, flirtations, wine, wines, side-effect, side-effects, mental health, mental state, singles, singles bar, singles bars