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policy of pin pricks

A government policy that is regarded as particularly petty. The phrase was first applied to tense relations between England and France at the end of the 19th century. How long do we have to suffer under this policy of pin pricks before they finally repeal it?
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honesty is the best policy

Even when being dishonest would be easier or more useful, telling the truth is always the best course of action. I think you should just explain what happened, rather than trying to cover your tracks. Honesty is the best policy, after all. Secrets like that will always find their way to the surface, so honesty is definitely the best policy.
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Honesty is the best policy.

Prov. You should always tell the truth, even when it seems as if it would be useful to tell a lie. Jill: I borrowed Jane's white blouse without asking her, and then I spilled tomato sauce on it. Should I tell her what happened, or should I just put the blouse back in her closet and hope she won't notice? Jane: Honesty is the best policy.
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Before choosing a policy, weigh the risks against the potential wealth that can be accumulated for retirement, Hunt advises.
The answer is because 1) your generosity will be taken for granted, 2) parents will not know what to expect, 3) you will not know what to expect, 4) the absence of a policy could impact your income and 5) you will grow to resent that-little-rascal Susie-for-missing-her-music-lesson-again-this-week-and-while- we-are-on-the-subject-why-aren't-her-parents-taking-music-as- seriously-as-soccer-any-way?
It is commonly acknowledged that lobbies play a large role in shaping policy and that the pro-Israel lobby enjoys a near-monopoly on U.
Trying to read Chairman Greenspan's mind, one might infer that he wanted to bring monetary policy to a neutral position as soon as possible.
Purpose: The purpose of the insurable interest requirement is to ensure that a policy does not fall into the forbidden class of "wager contracts," taken out by people who are wholly unrelated to the insured and thus who have a "direct interest in [the insured's] early termination" (Warnock v.
The practice has become widespread: the Life Settlement Institute reported last April that to date, life settlements have paid life insurance policy owners an aggregate of more than $1 billion over surrender value for their policies.
In some instances the best alternative is neither to hold the policy nor to surrender it.
This occurs for most level term policies somewhere near the midpoint of the level term period (for example, around the 10th policy year for a 20-year level premium term policy).
The Federal Open Market Committee was created in its modern form by the Banking Act of 1935, and for much of its history, the publicly available reports from its meetings were the "Records of Policy Actions"--also known as the "Policy Record.
Two pieces of legislation were passed in 1996 that set an important tone for family policy in the United States: The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), an act that expanded welfare-to-work programs throughout the country, restricted people's access to public assistance, and crystallized the broader restructuring of public-private boundaries; and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman.
All firms with more than one employee should have a clearly written media policy that spells out who in the organization may respond to media inquiries, what kinds of information can or should be released to reporters and what information must be kept confidential," write David M.
The policy is aimed at replacing the district's current dress code, which trustees have described as vague.
In addition, the first Named Insured is responsible for keeping all of the other Named Insured's advised about the policy.
We are always getting calls from companies looking to compare their privacy policy with others in their industry.
Unlike many of the other articles in this special issue that deal directly with the processes and techniques of career counseling, this article examines the public policy context that supports and, often, shapes the substance and the implementation of career counseling.
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