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Of course, when disciplining an officer, kind words can help cushion the blow.
I'm sure the big wad of cash he'll pick up in Dubai after signing for Al-Ahli will cushion the blow.
2 million to help cushion the blow but that will increase thanks to bumper new overseas television deals.
They say the money will be used to cushion the blow from the decision to mothball Corus's Teesside Cast Products (TCP) plant at the end of January, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
If they get it, the money will be used to cushion the blow from the closure of Corus' Teesside Cast Products' plant, which is due to be mothballed by the end of January with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
In order to cushion the blow of the global economic crisis the Government should rely on the budget.
This will cushion the blow of Mr Diamond's pounds 250,000 basic salary for last year - a fraction of the mammoth pounds 21.
It is the first major signing for Matthew Maynard since he officially took over as Glamorgan cricket manager in September and will help cushion the blow of losing Simon Jones to Worcestershire.
Most of us don't have his money to cushion the blow.
The broker noted it could be a one-off hit and Interserve had attempted to cushion the blow by stating the other three divisions were trading ahead of expectations.
Officials have developed a budget plan that uses reserve funds to cushion the blow of declining revenue, but they contend that it is not a good long-term strategy.
Freely cutting back and forth between each country and case in question helps cushion the blow, but there's no getting around the fact that Pandemic: Facing AIDS is often difficult to watch.