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(it) never hurts to ask

There is usually no risk to asking a question, since a negative response would be essentially the same result as not asking at all. A: "Do you think he would give me a better deal on this car?" B: "Well, it never hurts to ask."
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If your prospect is appreciably older than you, it never hurts to ask if it's OK to address her by her first name.
It never hurts to ask for a better price, but your success rate will vary based on how you approach the conversation.
It never hurts to ask, and it gives you an opportunity to get to know the artist and learn about his or her inspiration, technique and larger body of work.
The robots were painted with gray acrylic house paint, which can often be found at paint and hardware stores in their "oops" section for very little money or nothing at all--it never hurts to ask for a donation
If you are looking to do some proactive quoting and are short on manpower, it never hurts to ask around to your carriers.
It never hurts to ask the question if you don't know the answer," Chief Wojnar said.
In short, it never hurts to ask for the purpose of the investigation, as well as to attempt to discover whether or not a complaint has been made.
It never hurts to ask about the possibility of "free" extras.
It never hurts to ask whether use of a product by a district has value to the company as well.
Some info pros and content providers may fall back on the old premise that "it never hurts to ask for permission," but the quest for copyright protocol has even the most savvy users erring on the safe side and even enjoying a bit of precautionary industry humor: "Burn before reading.
While it never hurts to ask for permission to fly a bit lower, the same can't be said for running into a mountain.
It may seem fine to him, but it never hurts to ask if she would prefer if he used some lubrication, such as KY jelly.
It never hurts to ask, and they might even subsidize a few items.
It never hurts to ask, but school officials need to tread lightly.
It never hurts to ask, and the buyer may decide it's easier to pay a higher price than to give in to all your requests.
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