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'It's a new strain - chicken noodle pox.'
'I'm afraid you've contracted one of the more literal strains of human rhinovirus.'
Strain of negotiation
'This is the first time I've ever seen a geek with a pulled muscle.'
"Hi. We're grass-roots ad-hoc committee to save your marriage. May we come in?"
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'It's definitely not broken... but you may have pulled a hammy!'
You should have come in sooner.
"It's a major fixer-upper. How's your marriage?"
Tags:fixer-upper, fixer-uppers, diy, do-it-yourself, strain, strains, repair, repairs, home repair, home repairs, test of marriage, marital test, marital tests, stressor, stressors, stress, stresses, couples therapist, couples therapists, couples therapy, real estate, real estate agent, real estate agents, estate agent, estate agents, apartment hunt, apartment hunts, home, home buyer, home buyers, new home, strong marriage, good marriage
'I went to give a high five - missed the other guy's hand - and hit the rim of the dugout.'
"We never spoon anymore."
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Bench Press Accident
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"I can't take the stress anymore, doctor!"
'For marital status, I put down horrible. It should improve if I get the job.'
To lessen the strain on their backs, many students are opting for the new Velcro shirts.
Work Life Balance
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"How about a hand here, buddy?"
Tags:christmas, x-mas, xmas, present, presents, gift, gifts, big gift, big gifts, big present, big presents, helping hand, helping hands, give a hand, santa, santa claus, father christmas, st. nick, st. nicholas, saint nick, saint nicholas, heavy lifting, bad back, bad backs, throwing your back out, throw your back out, strain, strains, straining, under strain
Tags:yoga, yogi, yogis, yoga instructor, yoga instructors, yoga injury, yoga injuries, pull a hamstring, pulls a hamstring, pulling a hamstring, beaches, beach, gymnastics, exercise, exercises, exercising, stretch, down dog, downward facing dog, downward dog, flexibility, flexible, health, accident, knot, bend, strain, sprain
'I think I separated my shoulder.'
'Now she's jealous of my imaginary playmate.'
'But Timmy, you have to eat your antibiotics, or you'll never become a big and strong bacteria.'
'Oh! I guess I am finding things a bit of a strain at the moment.'
'He's severely strained relations with his teammates... get his agent.'
Tags:footballer, footballers, football, american football, agent, agents, football agent, football agents, sports agent, sports agents, teammate, teammates, team mate, team mates, strain, strains, football injury, football injuries, strained relations, strained relationships, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"Obesity is certainly putting a strain on hospital beds."
'Looks like it's time to back up the truck - the garbage truck, that is.'
Tags:money, finance, financial, invest, investor, investors, investment, investing, investments, stocks, shares, portfolio, portfolios, retirement, internet, stock, investing, technology, personal finance, men, women, wife, husband, savings, marriage, saving, accounts, accounting, money issues, frugal, frugality, within means, recession, cost of living, compromise, strain, stress, money worry, money worries
"Repetitive strain injury?...theres a lot of it about."