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cautionary tale

Julius caesar as a cautionary tale

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part and parcel

an essential or integral component

"working together on the problems that are PART AND PARCEL of who we are as Americans" - Republican Congresswoman, Alaska

"stress was PART AND PARCEL of the job"

3

when something is "put into motion"

how one event puts into motion another event... Coming to Korea "put into motion my intention to...."

4

to go "one step further"

when someone goes "one step further" to get something done. or take it "one step further" in the goal to _____.

5

"exhibit A" (when referring to self, pointing to self)

used as a joke, when you're explaining something (ie. getting married in your 20's can work great or not work... "exhibit A")

6

"an appetite for"

"their appetite, their desire, of something bipartisan"

7

"a record of"

a record of reaching across the aisle

8

"flies in the face of"

it flies in the face of what we need to do

9

"an honest read"

get an honest read of ....

10

"break through all the noise"

i wonder if this it's what it's come down to... to roll up their sleeves, take matter into their own hands, and BREAK THROUGH ALL THE NOISE"

11

"roll up their sleeves"

to roll up their sleeves, take matter into their own hands

12

he "pulled no punches"

"he pulled no punches" - when someone doesn't hold back any punches and throws a lot of criticism

13

"i have no bandwidth to..."

Mika Brezinski on dealing with Trump after her father passing and mother being ill

14

People playing "arm chair psychologist"

Kelly anne Conway

15

A "non-starter"

... I think this is a non-starter"

16

it's "a bridge too far"

it's "a bridge too far" for most people I know, its not about republicans and democrats - Nicolle Wallace

17

"looking in the rearview mirror"

Presidencies look better in the rear view mirror

18

going rogue

sarah palin

19

"the cross hairs"

nobody wants to anger any of those people and end up "in the cross hairs" of [powerful conservative radio hosts]

20

"posturing"

when someone is posturing for a negotiations

21

holding someone "in high regard"

i think?

22

it's a "false read of history"

Trump on saying he represents "Pittsburgh not Paris" because Paris fought alongside the US in Afghanistan

23

its about "innovating our way out of problems"

Wallace on Trump pulling out of the Paris agreement

24

He "doesn't draw first blood he is a counter puncher"

Kellyanne Conway talking about Donald Trump

25

He has no bottom

Nicole Wallace on Donald Trump

26

To respond "in kind"

Kelly Anne Conway "I don't respond in-kind"

27

Smoking gun

Do you see evidence of a smoking gun here

28

"walks in lockstep"

you're not a guy who "walks in lockstep" with President T.

29

a meeting "on the promise of"

the promise of information on a political opponent with a foreign entity.

30

"blockbuster developments"

nicole wallace

31

"pulling the plug"

on something

32

"willfully blind"

he is willfully blind

33

"proxies"

"are they going to use their proxies and allies to weaken those bills"

34

"no appetite for"

when you don't have an appetite for something, figuratively

35

burden of blame

is this an unfair burden of blame

36

Between THE hammer and THE anvil

Facing two equally unpleasant, dangerous, or risky alternatives, where the avoidance of one ensures encountering the harm of the other.

He was ....
He became .....

I was between the hammer and the anvil, for if I didn't take out another loan—and go deeper into debt—I could not pay off the debts I already owed.

The police knew with certainty he had drugs in his car, so he became trapped between the hammer and the anvil: either lie to the police, or admit that the drugs belonged to him.

37

Trying to better your a lot

These were people who were trying to better their lot

38

The impulse that

You're talking about being in the corporate world and but paying attention to it and that is what Animates your short stories. And when You were in it you were paying attention to it… It's the same and Impulse that causes ... rather than treating it as an encumbrance to your sense of identity you're doing what artist do which is paying attention to the world around you and letting your artistic subconscious transmute it into these short stories.

39

Suspend the idea that:...

Suspend the narrative....

40

To be "well-heeled"

Either find a major investor or sell the company to a well-heeled strategic acquirer

41

To respond"in kind"

S

42

Paid him no mind

A

43

She’s never made her disdain plain

S

44

Comes down the pike

Many of us fall into whatever comes down the pike without ever asking ourselves some very important questions

45

My heart and my eyes were brimming

(In tears)

46

Inflection point

Do you think this is an inflection point

47

No woman or person should suffer those violations to get or maintain a job

It’s a violation of human rights

48

Pouring oil over water

I’m the one who’s pouring oil over water

49

I was shepherded into some mentor ships and kindness of others that awoke me to the important of education. Ultimately I went to.... where....

S- Keith FERRAZZI

50

It’s not my fashion

(Shmoozing).

51

It was instructive for me to see....

That for ballet dancers, once your technique gets to a certain level... The only thing separates you from others is your quirks or even flaws. (Natalie portman)

52

To “hold someone to task”

A

53

Thinly veiled

“We Should I knowledge that this is a thinly veiled hypothetical” (Dr. Phil telling Steven Cole bear about the hypothetical Stephen Colbert is bringing up regarding trump)

54

To be held to task

What if somebody is lying… Can they be held to task for the unbelievable number of lies

55

It’ll be a diminution of the values that we hold dear

S

56

i want to "put this to you"

when you to turn the table over to somebody.

57

not only is he not rising to the occasion, but he seems to be circling the drain

s

58

when shit hits the fan, its every man for himself

Wendy Williams

59

close to the vest

they play close to the vest

60

read the tea leaves

s

61

unsavory

ever since Rapp opened up about his unsavory experience with Spacey, numerous (eerily similar) stories

62

"throw red meat"

s

63

"in the cross fires of"

s

64

a "measured" man

my dad is a "measured" man

65

casting your net wide

s

66

in the deepest recesses of your mind/heart/gut

s

67

amalgumm

s

68

Rank and file

A

69

Groundswell

A

70

There is strength in numbers

S

71

Waxing poetic

you’re waxing poetic up here about Russia

72

Baptism by fire

Adam teaching me to surf

73

I wielded that power irresponsibly

Aparo I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. Louis CK

74

it doesn't pass the smell test

joy behar to lisa bloom

75

a lot of moving pieces

there were a lot of moving pieces

76

a crisis conscience

for the republicans, this becomes a crisis of conscience

77

this is going to consume a lot political oxygen

(going into the next election)

78

well-received

it was well received

79

no stranger to

im not stranger to anxiety

80

a break with tradition

in a break with tradition

81

"no guardrails"

s

82

"truthful hyperbole" - Donal Trump

from his book

83

breathing sanity into this debate

thank you for breathing sanity into this debate

84

revolutions as we know from history don't know limits

s

85

it's the book end

this revolution is the bookend to the women's march in March

86

when "the shoe drops"

more shoes will drop

87

hope springs eternal

"well, hope springs eternal" - joy behar on being excited that every bit of news is closer to his impeachment

88

and i have it in good authority that

and i have it in good authority that john mccain has this picture hanging on his wall (i have confirmation that)

89

they've "turned up the volume" and "beating a loud drum"

the NYT has really turned up the volume on this story

90

sympathetic to a cause

when racists think they have a president who is sympathetic to their cause

91

poor decorum

s

92

"to great effect"

outside russian actors have manipulated FB to great effect

93

waiting for the shoe to drop

s

94

reality is a brutal companion

sarah jessica parker

95

Arching towards normalcy

We’re arching towards normalcy now

96

i was so taken

i was so taken by it (SJP)

97

to eclipse something

im hoping that the good eclipses anything else that's been more recently said (SJP)

98

eating crow

s

99

putting wool over the eyes

s

100

i think donald trump has "met his match"

Nicole Wallace on the kids pushing back against the NRA