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'We were thinking of building something a little subtle this time... haha, just kidding, make it horrible.'
"I think somebody thinks I've been away from my desk too long."
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"If you're going to sleep on the job, must you be so obvious about it?"
'Look, if this fails we'll still have to do business with them, so try to be subtle about it.'
Introducing...The Creeping Draft
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"Looks like Rex is ready for his walk."
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"He's a very subtle whistle-blower. He uses wind chimes."
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"It screams intimidation!"
"Hi, I've heard a lot about you, Dick."
"What if we try for a very subtle smile?"
'It's not very subtle but it's effective.'
"You know what Dad, maybe you make it too obvious to predators that you're old and sick..."
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'Thanks, but next time can you be more subtle when you think my sermon has gone too long?'
"You want the truth, the whole truth, or nothing but the truth?"
'That was an excellent meeting but there were no seats at the table for us. That's a bad sign.'
'this sommelier is an insufferable snob! - I'm looking for a wine that screams 'discreet discernment'.'
hinting for a gift
'Where would a chap go around here for a good time - if you get my drift!'
'And this is one of our most modest exhibits. It is much admired, however, for it's subtle form.'
That ï¿½10 rise you told me to keep quiet about - I found out everybody else got ï¿½20.
'It appears she's none of her grandmother's subtlety.'
"Is the air conditioner too cold for you, dear?"
"I like it. Subtle, dignified, yet persuasive."
"It's Christmas time, which means Tia Carmen probably is going to give me what she gets me every year...how can I let her know in a sensitive, mature way that I don't need any more?"