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dog-in-the-manger

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  • Some dog-in-the-manger types chose to make bonfires and burn their abandoned goods in order to prevent others taking them up.

    Bird Cloud

  • Some dog-in-the-manger types chose to make bonfires and burn their abandoned goods in order to prevent others taking them up.

    Bird Cloud

  • Indeed, a pause (strike?) by mining companies in their investment programs may serve to focus the minds of some of the provincial administrations that tried to play the role of dog-in-the-manger or experienced overnight conversions to Greenness.

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  • Some dog-in-the-manger types chose to make bonfires and burn their abandoned goods in order to prevent others taking them up.

    Bird Cloud

  • Some dog-in-the-manger types chose to make bonfires and burn their abandoned goods in order to prevent others taking them up.

    Bird Cloud

  • I think Ms. Ferraro needs to quit her dog-in-the-manger attitude.

    Ferraro suggests she may not vote for Obama

  • Either choice would be difficult, I'm sure, but there's something a bit dog-in-the-manger, or again, self-centered, to think that if a life that comes from me is going to be lived outside my control, outside my purview, then better, or easier for me, if that life just never exists.

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  • I am not speaking of O'bama; he seems to mean well but be greatly hampered by both dog-in-the-manger Republicans and Dems who act like Republicans.

    Robert Kuttner: Listening to Paul Volcker

  • And of course it just spawned a lot of security-consciousness and suspiciousness and made that owner be more powerful and more dog-in-the-manger than they needed to be.

    Will Wright on Spore / Sims / SL

  • At one, there is no champion in the RAF for helicopters yet, on the other hand – dog-in-the-manger style – the RAF refuses absolutely to hand over heavy rotary wing assets to the Army Air Corps.

    Archive 2007-06-01

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