It is said by those who trot out the same nonsensical lines parrot-fashion
as a shield against failure that there are no easy games in international football.
Until Bono, the singers had listened to my guide, put on the headphones and sung it in a parrot-fashion
Mythical tales have been told in the region for generations of a race of little people that "murmured" to one another and repeated back words spoken to them, parrot-fashion
But there seemed little belief in the words that she has learned to recite almost parrot-fashion
over 13 years of frustration on the All England Club's green acres.
Journalists were not trained to investigate, only to report parrot-fashion
what the leaders told them.
The second half contains more of the promised local material, and Steel has been nothing if not thorough - there is a real sense that he is truly taking in information about the places he is in rather than regurgitating, parrot-fashion
Taking the Welsh football team as a bad example I think it is imperative that we should be teaching our children our National Anthem from the age of five, not only parrot-fashion
but educating them on what the anthem means, especially the last line of o bydded i'r hen iaith barhau (o may the ancient language endure).
At the time I put it down to a parrot-fashion
recital of his PR department's weekly Zeitgeist Briefing but having just seen the show on CBeebies, I realise he was telling the truth.
So while I would not be daft enough to condone or defend some of the things that happened at Everton on Saturday night, it is better to be measured rather than join in the hysteria parrot-fashion
to satisfy what appears to be a bloodlust.
The tales described how they could be heard ``murmuring'' to one another, and how, parrot-fashion
, they repeated back words spoken to them.
It's not the Democrats and it's certainly not a media that, until recently, repeated White House press releases parrot-fashion
These are not simply parrot-fashion
retreads of tracks 1, 5 and 9 from your favourite CD to listen to in the car.
The only way is to learn tables parrot-fashion
and practise with grammar exercises until it all soaks in - so there are some late nights ahead.