(someone) could sell an icebox to an Eskimo

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(someone) could sell an icebox to an Eskimo

Someone is an extremely smooth, charming, or persuasive salesperson, such that they could sell something to those who have no need or use for it. (The phrase should be used with caution, as the term "Eskimo" is considered by some to be offensive or derogatory. It alludes to the various indigenous peoples of the traditionally cold, snowy northern circumpolar regions of the globe, who thus would have no reason to buy an icebox.) I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. You could sell an icebox to an Eskimo!
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The recipe for the original icebox cake, still printed on the back of the yellow Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookie package, does not even require a pan for assembly: Instead, you stack cookies, nestled with dollops of whipped cream, vertically (domino-style as it were), and form a free-standing log on your serving platter.
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Since its inception, Icebox Coffee rapidly grew its customer base through early distribution agreements with major retailers, including Whole Foods and Central Market.
Since its inception, Icebox Coffee grew its customer base through early distribution agreements with retailers, including Whole Foods and Central Market.
At Icebox, one can relive that childhood memory for just P150.
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Under the order, financial details of which were not available, USC chose an IceWEB 2200 2U IceBOX storage appliance with 8TB capacity expandable to 48TB, for one of its prestigious professional schools to be able to collaborate in a secure, auditable BYOD environment.
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