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(someone) could sell sawdust to a lumber mill

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. I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. You could sell sawdust to a lumber mill!
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lumber along

To move forward in a heavy, plodding, and ungainly manner. The bear lumbered along awkwardly for a few steps after we hit it with the tranquilizer dart before it eventually crashed to the ground. I hate these tourists who lumber along the busy streets with their massive backpacks and suitcases, bumping into everyone and everything along the way.
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lumber off

To depart or head off in a heavy, plodding, and ungainly manner. I stood completely still until the bear finally lumbered off. The drunken sailor slurred some incomprehensible insults before lumbering off toward the bar.
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lumber along

to lope or walk along heavily and awkwardly. The horses were lumbering along very slowly because they were tired out. They were lumbering along, hoping to get there on time.
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lumber off

to move or lope away heavily and awkwardly. The frightened bear lumbered off, and we left in a hurry. He lumbered off, leaving us there alone.
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Bean Lumber, though, never saw any of the $10 million despite receiving repeated promises that the money was on its way, according to a lawsuit Bean Lumber filed last month in U.S.
Without Malteco's funds, Bean Lumber shut its doors at the end of 2010 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, listing $15.8 million in debts and $36.8 million in assets.
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The nation's home builders have called on the Bush administration to rescind punishing tariffs on Canadian lumber imports following last Friday's unanimous ruling by a North American Free Trade Agreement panel that Canada does not subsidize its lumber industry.
to be imposing countervailing duties on Canadian lumber shipments into the American marketplace," said David Pressly, president of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder from Statesville, N.C.
Curtis Lumber, which does business as Caldwell Lumber Co., is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from Louisiana Pacific Corp.
Curtis Lumber said it pushed the sale of LP's SmartSide products in 2007 because it thought its customers could get up to a $2,400 rebate from LP, according to the court filings in U.S.
[ClickPress, Wed Dec 12 2018] The Rift Sawn Lumber Market is foreseen to witness modest growth on the back of its growing applications in furniture and flooring sectors.