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*in an interesting condition

Euph. pregnant. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Young Mrs. Lutin is in an interesting condition. The bride appeared to be in an interesting condition.

cut an [interesting/ridiculous/unusual etc.] figure

if someone cuts an interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc. figure, they seem interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc. My Russian uncle cut an unusual figure among the very British audience.
See also: cut, figure

be like watching grass grow

  (humorous) also be as interesting as watching grass grow (humorous)
if you say that watching an activity is like watching grass grow, you mean that it is very boring To watch somebody fly-fishing is like watching grass grow.
See also: grass, grow, like, watch

be like watching paint dry

  (humorous) also be as interesting as watching paint dry (humorous)
if you say that watching an activity is like watching paint dry, you mean that it is very boring To me, watching golf on television is about as interesting as watching paint dry.
See also: dry, like, paint, watch
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An interesting point related to the issuance of a profits interest: a true profit interest substantially vested at the time of issuance has no liquidation value immediately after it is issued.
I find it especially interesting that, while most respondents are confident that colleagues in their own organization are not involved in unethical business practices, many are concerned about unethical business practices of other health care organizations in their communities.
For example, Bottge (2001) found that when math problems were interesting and engaging, students with learning disabilities were able to solve problems that emphasized higher level thinking skills.
Treasury Secretary Richard Clarida ("The Clarida View," Winter 2003) is an interesting study in contradictions.
Comparing the estimates in tables 1 and 2 [omitted] with calculations DeLeeuw and Gramlich made more than twenty years ago using an early version of the MPS model provides an interesting historical perspective.
Bonner certainly illustrates an interesting planning opportunity for achieving fractional discounts.