April 22nd, 2014

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68 Responses to “leverage”

  1. I walked across the street and noticed a raccoon stuck in an overturned dumpster. I grabbed a stick and used it as leverage to turn over the dumpster. I watched as the animal happily trodded away.

    By Micheal on 04.22.2014

  2. He’s got nothing on me, not anymore. Maybe he would have, two years ago. Maybe the promises wouldn’t have sounded so hollow, maybe they would have replaced reality for a moment like they used to. Not anymore. He’s got nothing on me.

    By Beth A on 04.22.2014

  3. used for pull, either in weight or bribery.

    By Kaitlyn on 04.22.2014

  4. It creaks and it breaks. I hear the walls cracking, the sound of stones that have existed since the beginning of time scream and groan.

    By Peter Wester on 04.22.2014

  5. I held the customer’s keys as leverage as he left his table to go and get his wallet out of his car. I didn’t want him to walk out on his tab.

    By Kaitlyn on 04.22.2014

  6. The customer said he left his wallet in his car when I brought his check to the table. I didn’t want him to walk out on his tab so I held his keys as leverage.

    By Kaitlyn on 04.22.2014

  7. Leverage. That’s all she needed.

    In typical fashion, her brother had hogged the PS3 all night long, and intended to do so for the rest of the week, keeping her from playing her beloved RPG. She was so close to killing that bonus dragon.

    She only needed some form of leverage to hold over him so that he would HAVE to give up the PS3. Something good…

    Their parents still didn’t know about the hole he accidentally put on the side of the house….

    By Ashley on 04.22.2014

  8. He had the smile of a man who would not lose a wink of sleep over betraying his comrades.
    And really, in this hellish world, that was all the leverage that he needed.

    By WearyWater URL on 04.23.2014

  9. The box was heavy. Too heavy, in fact, for Kat to lift. She tried once, twice but failed. How could she possibly lift a box that was the size of jupiter, even though she herself was the size of the Earth. It was just implausible.

    By beth on 04.23.2014

  10. I used pumpkin as my leverage. They love pumpkin the Lima people its a delicacy, reserved for the wealthy and kings only. Butternut is the best and most expensive on there

    By Terii on 04.23.2014

  11. That handful of ill considered decisions, which led to her darkest days, had managed to cast a gloomy shadow over every year that followed. Elouise had lost nearly everything that mattered to fear. It had bought about a permanent frailty in her, but in the precious moment when she took her grandson into her arms for the first time and looked into his perfect unscathed eyes, she resolved to leverage the hope of that new life.

    By bb333 on 04.23.2014

  12. There was a tax leverage. I feel really neutral about it. SO what’s it got to do with me? Maybe that’s the ignorance of the Y-Generation.

    By lollipopzmania on 04.23.2014

  13. THe cops thought that they had the upperhand on the bad guys. But what they did not know however, is that the suspects had kidnapped two persons and were using them as hostages, in a bid for their freedom.

    By victor URL on 04.23.2014

  14. listen to the lever rage and use its leverage.

    By nytrist URL on 04.23.2014

  15. It’s up, it’s down
    It’s heights
    It’s the benefits but with the downside of false pretence
    Not always but that’s my impression
    The steps
    The overlaps
    And hence
    The leverage

    By Maybe on 04.23.2014

  16. to leverage on one’s on potential is one of the toughest tasks. how about leveraging on the potentials of the INternet? Seems fast and good!! Looks at .

    By Meena URL on 04.23.2014

  17. Try as I might, it just wouldn’t budge. Grunting, I decided that instead of pushing maybe pulling would work better. Still no luck. Why does it have to come to this? I thought to myself. Gathering up all my courage… I jumped!

    By Scmidaldhaven Guptra III on 04.23.2014

  18. Most women try to find a hold on their men, or leverage if you will. But the best way to hold a man is to simply love him, and show him your true self. If he is true to you he will be there, if not you don’t want him, let him go he wasn’t yours to hold onto to begin with. Love shouldn’t be a game. Love should just be.

    By marylou wynegar URL on 04.23.2014

  19. The prize was small, but the recognition would be important. He could use it as leverage to get more funding, and maybe even to get his colleagues, and more importantly his wife, to take his research seriously.

    By tonykeyesjapan URL on 04.23.2014

  20. Turn the things around from a weak point of departure.

    By Jack Myller on 04.23.2014

  21. Even though he had abandoned him, Gendo was still using his position as Shinji’s father as leverage in order to get what he wanted from him.

    And he was succeeding. Despite his desire to run away, the Third Child would continue to pilot Unit 01.

    (Damn bastard.)

    By Anonymouse on 04.23.2014

  22. As he was the boss he had enough leverage with the rest of the board to consider his promotion.

    By Alexandra on 04.23.2014

  23. when one side is winning,
    one side has the upperhand
    and no one else can undermind
    the flow of things.
    it’s playing your cards right,
    making every right move in
    life’s chess game.
    Or checkers,
    if that’s what you’re into.

    By NuSol URL on 04.23.2014

  24. She had more leverage over me and I didn’t know how I was going to get out of this situation that I was in. If I didn’t move quickly, it would all be over and it could be the end of the world. She was evil and I was the essence of good. However, she had the advantage.

    By Crystal on 04.23.2014

  25. He knew it gave him leverage over them. He knew their secrets, and they knew he knew. He hadn’t said anything about it, but the looks on their faces said they’d figured it out.

    He wondered what he should do about it. Sure, he had some amount of power in this situation, but it also meant they had a good reason to try to take him out.

    Should he go to the papers? That wasn’t really what he wanted, he just wanted to keep his job and for everythign to go back to the way it had been before.

    By Kimberly on 04.23.2014

  26. I had leverage when I was in charge of the finance department. I made those minions bow before their pages and pages of numbers. No idling in my arena. But then my own feet tripped me and my world came crashing down. Now, my leverage is limited to lifting a cup of coffee to my lips in the morning.

    By judyb on 04.23.2014

  27. “I have leverage, and you will do as I say, because of said leverage. Think of it as a guarantee that I will get what I want.”
    I cowered in my seat as the man towered over me. His hand grazed my upper thigh and he held me onto my seat.
    “You would be smartest to do as I say, young man. I have powerful people and my once you hear what my leverage is, you will have no objections.”

    By Bristol on 04.23.2014

  28. Bargaining against yourself, because no matter how much leverage you think you have, exercising this power over other people never makes you feel better. Or if it does, maybe it’s because you’re releasing someone else’s leverage over you; perhaps your soul is in the balance.

    By mholland on 04.23.2014