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(someone) could sell an icebox to an Eskimo

Someone is an extremely smooth, charming, or persuasive salesperson, such that they could sell something to those who have no need or use for it. (The phrase should be used with caution, as the term "Eskimo" is considered by some to be offensive or derogatory. It alludes to the various indigenous peoples of the traditionally cold, snowy northern circumpolar regions of the globe, who thus would have no reason to buy an icebox.) I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. You could sell an icebox to an Eskimo!
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(someone) could sell ice to Eskimos

Someone is an extremely smooth, charming, or persuasive salesperson, such that they could sell something to people who have no need or use for it. (The phrase alludes to the various indigenous peoples of the traditionally cold, snowy northern circumpolar regions of the globe, who thus would have no shortage of (and no need to buy) ice. It should be used with caution, though, as the term "Eskimo" is considered by some to be offensive or derogatory. ) I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. You could sell ice to Eskimos!
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ESKIMO PACKAGING - Supply of all relevant packaging materials related to refrigerated deliveries as well as providing a collection, packing and onward delivery service.
This guideline is partially based on the landmark 1970s study from Bang and Dyerberg that connected the low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among the Eskimos of Greenland to their diet, rich in whale and seal blubber.
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For a chance to win one of two goodie bags, each containing a One Eskimo ecofriendly jute bag, wooden yo yo, tour poster and exclusive Uniqlo UT tee shirt designed by the band before its official launch later this month, answer the following questions: What is the name of One Eskimo's lead singer?
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a three foot eskimo that sparked a search operation has been returned safe and sound.
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and Eskimo Pie Corporation have finalized an agreement putting the dairy cooperative into large-volume production of ice cream specialties and novelty products.
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The most popular sport in Eskimo communities is basketball.
Any college-level collection strong in Alaskan cultural insights must have Social Life in Northwest Alaska: The Structure of Inupiaq Eskimo Nations.
Now Liverpool girl band Eskimo Blonde are back and ready to take on Simon and Co again - with two new members.