But brother Wayne, 43, said: "Dionne was bullied as a teenager and Cowell's brazen bully tactics were a systematic put-down
that won't help her confidence one bit.
THE new host of hit BBC television show They Think It's All Over honed his Nick Hancockstyle 'put-down
' skills during a warm-up comedy show in the intimate surroundings of the Station pub.
We have all had that depressing experience of thinking of a sharp-tongued put-down
- two days too late - but the beauty of biting back at the right time and in the right tone can keep us happy for weeks.
Michael Valdez Moses replies: Far from intending a "put-down
of the men who served," I aimed to show how the sacrifices of World War II veterans have been cleverly misrepresented and manipulated by a generation of filmmakers not hitherto known for their warm embrace of the U.S.
: "You'll lose your right hand if you do and I'd hate to deprive you of your sex life."
She parried with an apology, fed to her by a friend, saying she certainly didn't mean offense by calling Ferraro a "witch." The book reveals Barbara to be a master of the sly put-down
, sometimes covered up with an excess of superlatives about whomever she is simultaneously slicing and dicing.
represents a desire to escape responsibility or involvement .
: Yes, but I wouldn't go to a bed with you then, either.
The In side of the In-and-Out list occupies a higher moral ground than the Out side, In is trendy, but Out is both trendy and a put-down
, meant to encourage the reader to feel disdain and also a measure of fear.
Buckley.) The political put-down
artists-Emmett Tyrrell on the right, Alexander Cockburn on the left-can be vastly entertaining, but they care more about putting on a good show and blooding their swords than informing or understanding.
1001 Insults, Put-Downs
& Comebacks lives up to its title; herein are some of the nastiest, most creative, and effective character attacks and snappy retorts, gathered from a smorgasbord of sources in literature, entertainment, and politics.
He was scared his nasty put-downs
at auditions for the X Factor would provoke violence.