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When he heard that he had lost his job, it was cold comfort to learn that he could keep his car.

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The selection of candidates was done in a hit or miss manner so that nobody knew why they were chosen.

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She had got herself in a pickle by trying to please everyone at the same time.

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I'm afraid that my poor old car has finally breathed its last.

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You're living in a fool's paradise if you think they're going to pay you for nothing.

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It was a total mystery as apparently there was neither rhyme nor reason why he did it.

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