Eskimo


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(someone) could sell an icebox to an Eskimo

Someone is an extremely smooth, charming, or persuasive salesperson, such that he or she 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 he or she 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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We want them to be able to look back from their 18th birthday party and see gorgeous Paper Eskimo designs touching every year of their life.
Eskimo is funded by private investment from six people with food retail experience--including Matthews, operations director Bill Asling and Marwood, who will spend a few days each month at Eskimo as chairman.
Moroney said he would see how Eskimo Queen came through the race before deciding if she returns in the Group 1 BMW Queensland Derby.
Eskimo peoples inhabit a broad swath of Earth's Arctic region.
Lil said: "Everything is now in place for the trip and I just want to say a big thank you to the players, to Peter Johnson, to Eric Nixon and the Eskimo bar and everyone else who helped.
3 -- color) An Eskimo Nativity scene is displayed by Steven Miller at the creche festival at the Mormon church in Lancaster.
Thus it has come about that His Majesty's most cheerful subjects, the Eskimo, have two books in their language where before they had one--a book for Sundays to which is now added this book for weekdays.
Many remote places claim to be the end of the earth, but the tiny Eskimo village of Tatitlik, set in near-mythic isolation on a small beach on Alaska's Prince William Sound, has a better case than most.
But 16 years later, what Alaskans refer to as "subsistence" activities--the traditional gathering of fish, game and plants for personal and cultural use--remain diminished in the mostly Alutiiq Eskimo villages affected by the oil disaster.
Edna, an Eskimo woman and Heimo's wife, loves the wilderness.
But the software is "just routing the connection through an anonymizer to accomplish that, and then you have the same problem," says Robert Dinse, president of Eskimo North (www.
CoolBrands International has upgraded Eskimo Pie, the original frozen novelty launched over 80 years ago, through the use of a new technology that extrudes the ice cream rather than molding it.
ESKIMO ARCHITECTURE: DWELLING AND STRUCTURE IN THE EARLY HISTORIC PERIOD
The Eskimo diet, composed largely of fish, fish roe and marine animals, including seal oil and blubber, allowed Eskimo mothers to produce one sturdy baby after another without suffering any health problems or tooth decay.