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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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In addition to posts for detachable sling swivels, the stock has a cushiony recoil pad that does a great job of soaking up rearward push.
"I can't wait for that nice cushiony bed," Belinda Gillespie said.
When these basic mechanisms are being properly addressed through simple means, bio-resonance testing followed by specific energetic drops to remove this cushiony environment and awaken immune responses, Lyme and all other infections suddenly find their good homes turned into a hot soup, and homeless they go.
-elk, lightweight, durable, cushiony and breathable material, serves as an excellent substitute for polyurethane in a range of cushioning applications.
Its splintered limb jutted from the cushiony back like a broken bone, and a pile of yarn and fluff that overflowed Stella's lap had fallen down around her feet.
As America's longest-lasting roll, Scott 1000 highlights just how far 1,000 sheets can go, while Scott Tube-Free encourages shoppers to toss that wasteful cardboard tube for good while still getting the cushiony softness they expect in their toilet paper."
This revolutionary product's soft, cushiony texture offers the silky smoothness of a silicone-based lube with the easy cleanup and rich glide of a water-based product.
"Because she has lost weight and muscle mass, I have provided her with three soft, cushiony heated beds, installed steps and stairs in various parts of the house so that she can access her favorite areas more easily.
"In an era when the ideal of feminine beauty was a rosy Venus all dimples and cushiony curves, Sarah's appearance was the antithesis of the image.
The researchers decided to use undiluted Matrigel to create a cushiony "mattress" for the cells.
A liquid lipstick with a soft, cushiony feel, this combines that desirable semi-matte finish with the convenience of a gloss.
The Susana white is a blend of prensal blanc (a local variety) and chardonnay with bright citrus aromas, soft, fruity flavours and an alluring herbal element; while the Susana red is a blend of native manto negro with cabernet sauvignon and merlot for a generous, juicy red with good body and a cushiony softness that makes you want to bury your feet in the sand and reach for another
The FlexForm Custom Seating System is unlike other cushions because rather than being softy and, well, cushiony, it's made up of interwoven straps "like a high-tech lawn chair of sorts," according to John Ferguson, PhD, research health scientist at the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System.
Meanwhile, Argentina's neighbour boasts its own meaty styles and Malbec Secret de Viu Manent 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile (PS11.25, Oddbins) is 85% malbec dominant, topped up with other 'secret' grapes to create this fresh, fruity and cushiony wine with perfumed wild berry fruits that lead to baskets of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavours with a smack of spice on the finish.
Malbec Secret de Viu Manent 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile (PS11.25, Oddbins) is 85% malbec dominant, topped up with other "secret" grapes to create this fresh, fruity and cushiony wine with perfumed wild berry fruits that lead to baskets of generous black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavours with a smack of spice on the long, smooth finish.