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"I suppose it was just a matter of time before they roofed the whole thing over."
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"I'll keep thinking inside the box as long as they let me smoke in the box."
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'Quite frankly sir, I think you're stifling my creativity.'
After thirty years of hard work, Tom was beginning to get a little upset with the ball and chain forced upon him.
A non-returnable special delivery coming to your life...soon.
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"Listen, Mom, I'm not your little girl anymore."
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"If they de-regulate this place, we wouldn't have to do all those boring scientific tests."
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"No more thinking outside the box Bamford. From now on I want you to do all your thinking inside your box!"
"That's a LOVELY drawing, Sophie! Now let's draw one with mummy's head like a big round balloon."
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Bureaucracy sits on US food production while ignoring world hunger.
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'Don't stifle my creativity.'
"The societal restraints you're imposing on me - they're stifling the growth of my creativity."
"This costume's cute, but it's stifling."
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Stuck in a Rut
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"All this red tape is tying down my blue sky thinking."
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"We interrupt our guest editorial concerning big business's strangle-hold on the media with this press release from Gargantua Financial Services!"
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