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beside the cushion

Unimportant. A digression. Oh, that's beside the cushion. Let's get back to the main topic.
See also: beside, cushion

miss the cushion

To fail in some way. The phrase is similar in meaning and use to "miss the mark." I felt confident going into the interview, but I think I really missed the cushion, judging by the recruiter's facial expressions.
See also: cushion, miss

cushion the blow

To ease the pain or stress of something unpleasant. When my daughter had to get a shot at the doctor's office, I tried to cushion the blow by telling her we would go out for ice cream afterward.
See also: blow, cushion

cushion/soften the ˈblow

make something unpleasant seem less unpleasant and easier to accept: When he lost his job he was offered a cash payment to soften the blow.
See also: blow, cushion, soften
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Global research firm TNS Korea interviewed 800 Korean women and found that 75% of them have used or are currently using cushion products.
There are plenty of seat cushion materials to choose from, including the widely-used and mostly inexpensive foam and more complex ones such as air-cell-based, honeycomb or gel cushions.
The popularity of CC Cushion will continue to increase.
Accessories: Butterfly cushions, PS10 each from Dobbies.
Polyurethane carpet cushion acts like a shock absorber, supporting the carpet and absorbing force from common foot traffic.
And with the arm fully extended on the cushion, the patient's ability to pull back during cannulation is limited.
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The ergonomic, rounded, plastic handle is contoured, and the optional cushion grip is said to provide a no-slip surface that places less stress on the hand and wrist.
Red multi wool cushion, pounds 30; orange silk concentric circles cushion, pounds 20 and applique scattered circles silk cushion, pounds 20
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