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Old 19-08-2010, 14:45   #46
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Old 19-08-2010, 17:40   #47
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"By and large"

"Taken aback"

The Straight Dope: What is the origin of "by and large"?
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... Makes sense too, when you consider TARP* was a golden parachute to keep the buggers from augering in.
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tg-165: Interim Final Rule on TARP Standards for Compensation and Corporate Governance

* The Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly referred to as TARP or RCP, is a program of the United States government to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector which was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. It is the largest component of the government's measures in 2008 to address the subprime mortgage crisis.
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Hey this turned into a great thread. Thanks all for contributing.
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from Ann, not Jim,

"Strike while the iron is hot", which I used to think came from blacksmithing, but am told it has to do with removing caulking from between planks prior to re-caulking.

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