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all quiet on the Western Front

Nothing is happening right now. The phrase originated during World War I in reference to the major site of trench warfare. A: "Have you heard back from any of the schools you applied to yet?" B: "Nope. All quiet on the Western Front."
See also: all, front, on, quiet, western

spaghetti western

A usually low-budget cowboy film set in the American West but filmed in a European country, especially Italy. A: "What kind of movie do you want to watch tonight?" B: "How about a spaghetti western?"
See also: western
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We love Westerns, Wills continues, because they celebrate and reinforce that image we have of ourselves as both pilgrims and adventurers.
In Westerns we get to play against huge backdrops and dastardly villains.
In Westerns we never had to deal with all the messy constraints and bureaucracy of civilization.
Best Western guests look to our properties for uniqueness and variety.
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The Best Western brand has unparalleled global distribution.
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With the conclusion of the Western Show, CableNet will move to The National Show, the cable industry's annual conference and exposition sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), according to Robert Sachs, President and CEO, NCTA.
For the 2003 Western Show, corporate sponsorship proposals are being well-received, a roster of prominent speakers will lead the educational program and registration at this early point in the process is strong, Kaitz noted.
The Retail Banking Division of Western Sierra Bank increased deposits by $59 million or 20% for the year ended December 31, 2002.
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In a single view, the Western & Southern companies' producers, customers, and home office personnel will be able to check the status of pending sales, customer correspondence and follow-up tasks, all through a standard Internet browser.
The Western & Southern companies' tradition of outstanding service required a customized solution," said John Gorman, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NaviSys and the program's executive sponsor.