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My old nan, who ensured that Christmas 1999 was merry by dying a full 10 months before the big day, bless her, always used to say that if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all.
They had nothing nice to say about the conical white "tree" - which was branded the worst in Britain in a national newspaper.
They still aren't friends - and concerning Naya, Lea is in the position where if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all," the source further spilled.
I REALLY want to adhere to the saying: "If you've got nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.
They have almost nothing nice to say about the feral hogs: The animals uproot crops, pastures for cattle feed, fences and the native habitats of ground-nesting birds and reptiles.
He thinks I have nothing nice to say about him so why break the habit.
The rule of thumb being, if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all: the axiom has never been more appropriate.
In a conference call Tuesday, Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, had nothing nice to say about competitors' tablets.