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    Chippendale skit.JPG Thought you might like to see this recent entry in Ask Figaro. — Fig.

    Dear Figaro:  What does it mean when a person says “Don’t dance on your own table,” in the context of a discussion about building teamwork?

    Dear Ricardo,
    If you’re wearing nothing but a g-string, you’ll get better tips if you shake your booty elswhere.  It’s a metaphorical kind of idiom — a group of words that have their own collective meaning.  Stripping analogies are strutting onto the business lexicon like never before, reflecting the pornification of our culture.  Now everybody wants to make figures like a porn star.

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