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  • On Wednesday, Mrs. Merkel went into whip-cracking mode again when she threatened the Greeks with expulsion if they voted against the most recent bailout.

    Behind Germany's Dithering

  • Johny, you are totally right when you said that a lot of people end up trading a boss for a whip-cracking self.

    Fight for your right to be lazy | Johnny B. Truant

  • Unless you traded a whip-cracking boss for a whip-cracking self who never lets you take a break.

    Johnny | Johnny B. Truant

  • In "The Set-Up," Mr. Baldessari has painted out all of Picabia's menacing, black-masked, whip-cracking "Animal Trainer" 1923 save for one red dog and another, standing on its hind legs, brown-and-white-spotted dog.

    For Baldessari, Art Imitates Art

  • Ms. BROWN: Well, you know, the fact is that it does take more than bold speeches and whip-cracking rhetoric to actually get something done.

    Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Looking Past Appearances

  • As Greece embarks on deep cuts to appease a whip-cracking euro-zone, workers in its famously bloated and inefficient public sector fear balancing the books will fall strictly on their backs, shattering any dreams of the good life politicians pushing the euro had promised.

    Violence Mars Greek Protest; Strike Grinds Country to a Halt

  • And what does whip-cracking stage dad Joe Jackson have to say about the investigation into his son ` s death?

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2009

  • After claiming promoters coerced his son to do 50 concerts, whip-cracking stage dad Joe Jackson reportedly floats the idea of Michael ` s kids performing, and after having heard Michael Jackson ` s horror stories about Dad Joe, could Debbie Rowe be making a secret deal to keep him out of the kids ` lives?

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • Formerly Max Shreck's gawky, lonely secretary, Selina Kyle, she's hurled out a window by her boss when he discovers she's on to his nefarious scheme, and emerges from near death as the whip-cracking, man-hating avenger Catwoman.

    A Gotham Gothic

  • Shouting, whip-cracking, wrapping their ankles round their ears: the citizens of Beijing have strange ways to free the life force

    Archive 2008-03-01

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