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give someone

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  • "give someone else a chance to put in a word, O'Grady," the colonel said.

  • If you give someone a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  • It would be so easy to relax; to give someone else the responsibility.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond
  • give someone a bowl of water and ask them to lay a pin on the surface of the water and leave it there.

    Water Wizardry Arthur Ainslie
  • Gyp went on: "I know now how one would rather die than give someone up."

    Beyond John Galsworthy

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