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-, accident waiting to happen, (this was an) 10
-, eat your heart out! 37
-, is - 124
-, is the name of the game 179
-, the movie 132
-, where are you now? 192
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 120
99 and 44/100 percent pure 98
abolish the draft 107
ace in the hole 69
across the river and into the trees 48
age before beauty! 36
agonizing reappraisal 210
alive and well and living in - 160
all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others 49
all dressed up and nowhere to go 161
all is fair in love, war, and- 11
all publicity is good publicity 11
all the news that's fit to print 1
all the president's men 49
all the way with LBJ 210
all the world and his wife 162
all this and heaven too 49
am I right, or am I right? 162
America cannot stand pat 210
America, love it or leave it 107
American dream, the 50
anatomy of -, the 50
and awa-a-aay we go! 148
and I don't mean maybe! 36
and now for something completely different... 149
and so we say farewell... 115
and that ain't hay! 36
and that's the way it is 149
and thereby hangs a tale 162
and they all lived happily ever after 50
and this, too, shall pass away 11
animal, vegetable, or mineral 163
another page turned in the book of life 144
any color so long as it's black 69
are there anymore at home like you? 135
are you four-square? 60
are you now of have you ever been...? 211
ars gratia artis 116
as busy as a one-armed paperhanger with the itch 164
as the saying goes 10
ask the man who owns one 83
at General Electric, progress is our most important product 83
at sixty miles an hour, the loudest noise in this new Rolls Royce comes from the electric clock 83
avoid five o'clock shadow 84
Avon calling! 84
back to the drawing board! 36
backs to the wall 108
ban the bomb 211
beam me up, Scotty 149
Beanz means Heinz 84
beat a path to someone's door, to 70
beat generation, the 164
beautiful people, the 165
because it is there 61
bee's knees, to be the 166
beer that made Milwaukee famous, the 85
better red than dead 211
Beulah, peel me a grape! 116
big apple, the 166
big brother is watching you 51
Big Chill generation, the 116
big one, the 85
black is beautiful 212
black is beautiful 212
black power 212
blah-blah-blah 167
blond bombshell 117
blood, sweat, and tears 212
blow one's own trumpet, to 167
blow some my way 85
blue velvet 117
body odor (B.O.) 85
bomfog 213 
book 'em, Danno! 149
boots on, to die with one's 144
boy wonder 149
break a leg! 196
breakfast of champions 86
Brownie points, to earn/win 70
buck stops here, the 214
Bungalow Bill 62
burn your bra! 214
business as usual 214
butler did it, the 51
by hook or by crook 168
Cabbage Patch Kids 70
call me, madam 62
calling all cars, calling all cars! 150
can a duck swim! 37
can dish it out but can't take it, (s)he 168
can we talk? 63
cash/throw in one's chips, to 71
cat on a hot tin roof 197
catch-22, 52
Che sera 12
cheer up! the worst is yet to come 12
clap hands, here comes Charley 197
cleanliness is next to godliness 13
close encounter of the - kind, a 117
cock and bull story, a 169
coin a phrase, to 160
come alive - you're in Pepsi Generation 86
come hell and/or high water 169
come on down! 150
come up and see me sometime 118
come with me to the Casbah 118
cool hundred/thousand/million 71
crazy like a fox 170
cross of gold 215
cry all the way to the bank, to 71
customer is always right, the 71
cut off at the pass 215
daddy, what did you do in the Great War? 108
day in the life, a 197
days of our lives 150
days of wine and roses 118
dead as a doornail, as 170
dead parrot 150
death is nature's way of telling you to slow down 13
death of/by a thousand cuts 72
deep throat 216
deep-six something, to 72
devil made me do it!, the 151
diamond is forever, a 86
did the earth move for you? 136
diff'rent strokes 151
difficult we do immediately - the impossible takes a little longer, the 73
dirty work at the crossroads 171
do not fold, spindle, or mutilate 73
does she... or doesn't she? 87
dogs bark - but the caravan passes by, the 14
don nog pass "Go" 171
don't call us, we'll call you 198
don't get mad - get even 73
don't go near the water 171
don't spit - remember the Johnstown flood 172
don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs 172
don't worry, be happy 198
down memory lane 2
dragged kicking and screaming into the twentieth century 173
dressed up to the nines 173
drive/go/ride/sail off into the sunset, to 118
droit de seigneur 136
drop a clanger, to 174
drop dead! 37
drop the gun, Looey! 119
due to circumstances beyond our control 174
dukes/dooks up, to put one's 174
eagle has landed, the 53
eat, drink and be merry - for tomorrow we die 14
elementary, my dear Watson 53
elephant never forgets, an 14
eleventh commandment, the 74
end of civilization as we know it, the 119
even your best friends won't tell you 88
eventually/why not now? 87
every day and in every way I am getting better and better 15
every man has his price 15
everybody has one book in them 48
everything you always wanted to know about - but were afraid to ask 54
evil empire 216
expletive deleted! 38
eyeball to eyeball 108
f.t.a. - fuck the army! 38
face that launched a thousand ships, the 54
famous for being famous 2
famous for fifteen minutes 60
feeding frenzy 3
few vouchers short of a pop-up toaster, a 175
fiddler on the roof, a 199
fifth Beatle, the 200
fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong 15
firstest with the mostest 109
flavor of the month 88
flick your Bic 88
flower power 217
flying fickle finger of fate award, the 157
food shot from guns 88
for men of distinction 89
four more years 217
frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn 120
free the - 218
freedom now! 218
from log cabin to White House 218
funny thing happened (to me) on the way to the theater tonight... a 200
-gate 3
Geronimo! 38
gets rid of film on teeth 89
getting there is half the fun 89
give 'em hell, Harry 219
go ahead, make my day 121
go for gold! 39
go for it! 74
go now, pay later 90
go placidly amid the noise and haste 16
go west, young man 16
go, man, go! 39
God protect me from my friends 16
God's own country 175
gone with the wind 121
gone, but not forgotten 144
good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and al the ships at sea - let's go to press 63
good man is hard to find, a 16
good to the last drop 90
goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are! 63
goodnight... and good luck 151
great balls of fire 35
great Scott! 40
great white way, the 201
greatest show on earth, the 90
Greeks had a word for it 17
happiest days of your life, the 176
happiness is - 90
happy birthday to you 17
hard day's night, a 122
have a nice day 40
have gun will travel 177
haves and the have-nots, the 219
he can't fart abd chew gum at the same time 177
he who loves me, follows me 91
he won't be happy till he gets it 92
heartbeat away from the presidency, a 219
hearts and minds 219
heaven's gate 122
Heinz 57 Varieties 91
hello, good evening, and welcome! 152
here come de judge! 157
here we are again! 201
here's another fine mess you've gotten me into! 123
here's Johnny! 152
here's looking at you, kid! 123
hi-ho, Silver (away)! 152
his death diminishes us all 145
his master's voice 92
hold the fort 109
hole in the head, to need something like a 177
Holocaust, the 110
Homer nods, even 177
horny-handed sons of toil 75
how the other half lives 3
how to succeed in business 68
how to win friends and influence people 75
how'm I doing? 220
I am the greatest 64
I cover the waterfront 123
I do not choose to run 221
I dood it 64
I dreamed I - in my Maidenform bra 93
I have seen the future and it works 223
I like Ike 223
I love 93
i love it but it doesn't love me 179
I never met a man I didn't like 64
I never promised you a rose garden 19
I say it's spinach 20
I shall return 111
I think I go home 64
I want to be alone 65
I want you for the U.S. Army 111
I was only obeying orders 111
I wasn't born yesterday 125
I would walk over my grandmother (to achieve something) 21
I'm -, fly me 94
I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore 223
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse 124
I'se regusted! 153
I've got his pecker in my pocket 224
I've never believed in anything so much in all my life 125
ich bin ein Berliner 221
if a man bites a dog 4
if anything can go wrong, it will 18
if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me? 136
if in doubt, strike it out 4
if it ain't broke(n), why fix it? 19
if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck 222
if it's -, this must be - 178
if you can't be good, be careful 40
if you can't beat 'em, join 'em 178
if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen 222
if you have to ask the price you can't afford id 75
if you want anything, just whistle 124
illegitimi non carborundum 178
in God we trust - all others pay cash 76
in like Flynn 137
In your heart you know I'm/he's right 224
into each life some rain must fall 20
is it bigger than a breadbox? 147
is she a friend of Dorothy? 137
is that a chicken joke? 157
is there life after -? 179
is this the party to whom I am speaking? 157
it beats as it sweeps as it cleans 94
it never rains but it pours 20
it pays to advertise 81
it seemed like a good idea at the time 180
it was a dark and stormy night 55
it went from failure to classic without ever passing through to success 202
it'll be all right on the night 201
It'll play in Peoria 224
it's absolutely vital to both the character and the integrity of the script 125
it's a-one for the money, a-two for the show 201
it's fingerlickin' good! 94
it's only rock 'n' roll 201
Jesus wept! 41
Jimmy who? 225
Joe Bob says check it out 5
join the army/navy and see the world 95
joy of -, the 56
just and lasting settlement 225
just one of those things 180
just when you thought it was safe to - 125
keep on truckin'! 41
keep that schoolgirl complexion 95
keep up with the Joneses, to 180
Killing fields, the 112
kis of death/life, the 225
kiss my grits! 153
know him is to love him, to 21
Kookie, (lend me your comb) 153
-land 180
last hurrah, a/the 226
laugh and the world laughs with you; /weep, and you weep alone 22
leave no stone unturned, to 181
legend in one's own lifetime, a/living legend, a 145
let's - and see if - 76\
let's do the show (right here in the barn)! 126
let's get America moving again 226
let's get down to the (real) nitty-gritty 181
let's get out of here! 126
let's go to a movie 126
lie down, I think I love you 137
life begins at forty 22
life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans 23
life of Reilly/Riley, to live the 182
light at the end of the tunnel 226
like a fairy-tale (princess) 182
like a red rag to a bull 183
like mother makes/used to make, just 95
like rats deserting/leaving a sinking ship 183
long hot summer, a/the 5
look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls! 157
love me, love my dog 23
love means never having to say you're sorry 126
LS/MFT 96
magical mystery tour, a 202 
make love, not war 227
makes you feel like a queen 96
man for all seasons, a 202
man from -, the 227
man you love to hate, the 127
man/woman who has everything, (the gift) for the 97
man's gotta do what a man's gotta do 127
Martini - shaken not stirred, a 128
may the Force be with you! 128
me, Tarzan - you, Jane 129
mean streets 57
mean! moody! magnificent! 129
meanwhile, back at the ranch 129
milk from contented cows 97
mission impossible 153
moment of truth, the 184
money makes the world go round 23
more stars than there are in heaven 130
most fun you can have with your clothes on, the 138
move 'em on, head 'em up 154
Mr. Big 5
Mr. Clean 227
muddling through, to keep on 24
my fair lady 203
my friends... 228
my name is mud 184
nanu, nanu 154
naughty but nice 97
never again! 112
never swap/change horses in midstream 24
never underestimate the power of a woman 98
never work with children or animals 24
nice guys finish last 25
nice place you got there 130
night of the long knives, a/the 228
nine out of ten - 98
no comment 6
no good deed goes unpunished 25
no more chance than (or as much chance as) a snowball/snowflakes in Hell/Hades 185
no more Mr. Nice Guy 229
no more war 113
no such thing as a free lunch, there is 229
no surrender! 230
not tonight, Josephine 138
nothing venture, nothing win 26
now and forever 99
number one son 130
nuts! 42
O.K.! (oké) 42
off one's trolley, to be 185
often a bridesmaid, but never a bride 99
oh! Calcutta! 203
old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth, as 26
old soldiers never die, the simply fade away 26
on a scale of one to ten 139
on with the motley! 204
once a-, always a- 26
once upon a time 57
one foot in the grave 143
one small step for -, one giant leap for - 6
one step forward, two steps back 230
only in America...! 186
open sesame 58
out of the closet (and into the streets) 139
over the top 186
Paris is for lovers 27
picture is worth a thousand words, a 27
play it again, Sam 115
pop goes the weasel! 44
power to the people 230
priceless ingredient of every product is the honor and integrity of its maker, the 99
promises to keep 58
public enemy number 1 7
put a tiger in your tank 99
queen for a day 205
quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, the 27
rags-to-riches 186
reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet 100
reach for the sky/stars! (reach for it!) 45
real McCoy, the 186
real men don't eat quiche 28
real thing, it's the 100
remember the -! 231
rhubarb, rhubarb! 205
rich and famous 7
right stuff, the 187
rose is a rose is a rose, a 28
say goodnight, Dick/goodnight, Dick! 157
say hey! 66
say it with flowers 101
school of hard knocks, the 187
see America first 101
see you later, alligator 206
send in the clowns 206
seven-year itch, the 139
sex rears its ugly head 140
she should lie back and enjoy it 140
she/he done him/her wrong 28
shining city on a hill, a 231
sixes and sevens, to be at 188
sixty-four (thousand) dollar question, the 154
small is beautiful 58
smarter than the average bear, (Booboo) 154
smoke-filled room, a 232
smoking gun 232
snap! crackle! pop! 101
sock it to me! 155
sombody up there likes me 189
some like it hot 29
some of my best friends are - 189
son of - 131
soufflé rise twice, you can't make a 189
speak softly and carry a big stick 233
special relationship, the 233
speed the plow! 45
spirit of -, the 234
spread alarm and despondency, to 113
Steel Magnolia, the 66
stop, look, listen! 46
straight out of Central Casting 141
streets paved with gold, to find the 77
stuffed shirt, a 190
sun also rises, the 58
superstar 206
take the money and run, to 77
talent will out 30
tall, dark and handsome 141
teflon-coated presidency, the 234
tender loving care 190
ten-four! 158
thank you, music-lovers! 67
that's all, folks! 131
that's show bizz! 194
that's the way the cookie crumbles 77
that's what - is all about 191
the late unpleasantness 107
the most fun I've had without laughing 135
there ain't gonna be no war 234
there you go again 235
there's gold in them thar hills 78
they all look the same in the dark 141
they laughed when I sat down at the piano, but when I started to play...! 101
they might be giants 132
thinking man's/person's/woman's ., the 30
thirtysomething 158
this is/was war 114
this thing is bigger than both of us 132
thousand points of light, a 235
time to re-tire 102
today -, tomorrow - 237
today is the first day of the rest of your life 30
tomorrow belongs to me/us 237
tomorrow is another day 133
too little, too late 238
toothpaste back in the tube, you can't put the 30
tora! tora! tora! 114
touch the face of God, to 31
turn on, tune in, drop out 31
turn/roll over in one's grave, to 145
twist slowly, slowly in the wind 239
up, up and away... 102
view to a kill, a 133
walls have ears, the 114
wanna buy a duck? 191
war and peace 59
was it good for you too? 141
watch the skies 133
watch, the birdie! 46
we are just good friends 7
we have ways of making you talk 133
we never sleep 103
we shall not be moved 239
we shall not see his like again 145
we shall overcome 239
we wuz robbed! 46
what a difference a day makes! 32
what a way to run a - 78
what becomes a legend most? 103
what we've got here is a failure to communicate 134
what's new, pussycat? 141
what's up, doc 134
wheel has come full circle, the 8
when people are starving in India 32
when the going gets tough, the tough get going 79
when the world was young 191
when you got it, flaunt it 103
where do we find such men? 240
where were you when the lights went out? 192
where's the beef? 104
-who came in from the cold, the 8
who he? 8
who loves ya, baby? 158
who shot J.R.?
who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? 207
why do I have to fuck to get out of this - 207
-will never be the same again 9
will the real - please stand up? 159
win this one for the Gipper 242
wish you were here! 46
with - like that, who needs -?
with a name like Smucker's it has to be good 104
with one bound/spring, he/Jack was free 193
world owes one a living, to believe the 79
would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable? 142
would you buy a used car from this man? 33
writing on the wall, the 193
you ain't seen nothin' yet! 242
you are what you eat 34
you can run but you can't hide 243
you cannot be serious! 67
you dirty rat! 67
you don't have to be Jewish... 104
you give us twenty minutes, we'll give you the world 105
you know what comes between me and my Calvins?... Nothing 105
you press the button, we do the rest 105
you, too, can have a body like mine 105
you'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent 105
you're famous when they can spell your name in Karachi 207
you're going out a youngster - but you've gotta come back a star! 134
you've come a long way, baby (to get where you got to today) 106
you've got big dreams... 159
you've made an old man very happy 142
your money or your life! 47
yowsir, yowsir, yowsir 207

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