What phrases do you use to encourage others to pick themselves up and dust themselves off? What words do you say to acknowledge someone’s bad luck and encourage them to move on? In a discussion on our Facebook group, listeners offer lots of suggestions, including “tough beans,” “tough darts,” “suck it up,” “tough nougies,” and “you knew it was a snake when you picked it up.” This is part of a complete episode.
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