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policy of pin pricks

A government policy that is regarded as particularly petty. The phrase was first applied to tense relations between England and France at the end of the 19th century. How long do we have to suffer under this policy of pin pricks before they finally repeal it?
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honesty is the best policy

Telling the truth is always the best course of action, even when being dishonest would be easier or more useful. I think you should just explain what happened, rather than trying to cover your tracks. Honesty is the best policy, after all. Secrets like that will always find their way to the surface, so honesty is definitely the best policy.
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Honesty is the best policy.

Prov. You should always tell the truth, even when it seems as if it would be useful to tell a lie. Jill: I borrowed Jane's white blouse without asking her, and then I spilled tomato sauce on it. Should I tell her what happened, or should I just put the blouse back in her closet and hope she won't notice? Jane: Honesty is the best policy.
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Because of the risk involved and the time needed to mitigate that risk, Raiford does not recommend a variable universal policy for those aged 60 and older.
The wording we use in our policy also can make a great deal of difference.
She describes and analyzes the seminal role played by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in influencing Mid-East policy.
While this policy was successful in bursting the real estate and stock bubbles, it pushed the Japanese economy and the Japanese banks to the bottom of darkness.
The key-person policy is no longer needed because the key executive becomes less critical to the business as the skills of other executives improve or the business is sold.
The best prospects for such transactions are age 65 or older, have experienced a change in their health and are insured by a policy with a face amount of at least $100,000.
The issue of insurable interest certainly begs for examination, either by the insurance company issuing the policy or by the regulators who oversee the insurance industry.
In discussions undertaken in light of the pending effective date of the Freedom of Information Act, the Committee agreed that information about monetary policy decisions should be made available to the public on a timely basis but that caution was needed so that the information released would not impair the Committee's ability to formulate and implement policy.
And, if the policy does work, shouldn't you see an eventual reduction in retention rates?
The federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, signed by President Bill Clinton (1992-2000) in 1993 and implemented in 1994, is contradictory because although President Clinton authorized the policy as a way to "protect" gays in the military (as long as they remain in the closet), the reality is that more gays have been expelled from the military since 1994 than ever before (SLDN 1999), including during the explicit government campaign to expel homosexuals from the military during World War II (Berube 1990).
You'll also find an undeclared policy in the language and style used in the written pieces disseminated by your organization, including employee communication, advertising, product return policies, workplace guidelines, benefits materials and speeches.
On occasion, insurance companies have inadvertently omitted one or more Named Insureds from a policy or renewal.
Cautionary tales that discuss past organizational privacy policy incidents reported by the media
Since the early 20th century, career counseling has been tire object of public policy and legislation.
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