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  • The check is in the mail.
  • I’ll start my diet tomorrow.
  • We service what we sell.
  • Give me your number and the doctor will call you right back.
  • Money cheerfully refunded.
  • One size fits all.
  • This offer limited to the first 100 people who call in.
  • Your luggage isn’t lost, it’s only misplaced.
  • Leave your resume and we’ll keep it on file.
  • This hurts me more than it hurts you.
  • I just need five minutes of your time.
  • Your table will be ready in a few minutes.
  • Open wide, it won’t hurt a bit.
  • Let’s have lunch sometime.
  • It’s not the money, it’s the principle.

Bits and Pieces, December 9, 1993, pp. 12-13

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