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happy as a duck in Arizona

Unhappy. Ducks like water. Arizona is a largely arid state. Ergo, an unhappy person would be as unhappy as a teal in Tucson. Contrast that condition with someone who is as happy as a clam at high tide or as a flea in a doghouse.
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Glasser, a freshman point guard who had originally announced he would commit to USC then changed his mind in favor of Arizona State, made another 3-pointer to finish off a 7-0 run that put the Sun Devils ahead 47-39 with 6:22 left.
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Simmons, president and chief executive officer of Zions Bancorporation, stated, "We are delighted with this new partnership with the management and employees of National Bank of Arizona and look forward to working with them to bring additional services and capabilities to their customers.
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Voters, which include residents and business leaders throughout Arizona, participated in an online opinion poll provided by the official Ranking Arizona website.
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