Try and think about ways in which, if you do go out with this lad, you might cushion the blow
for your friend.
I know reserves can't be dipped into repeatedly, but surely they could spare a little to cushion the blow
until things improve.
I'm sure the big wad of cash he'll pick up in Dubai after signing for Al-Ahli will cushion the blow
09) to cushion the blow
of any manufacturing job losses, whether in steel or chemicals.
However, Liverpool's regeneration built on its status as European Capital of Culture 2008 has helped cushion the blow
of the recession with new jobs created from new projects such as the Museum of Liverpool and the design academy at John Moores University.
Mr Diamond has 300,000 shares and options in iShares owner BGI Holdings, and the pay- out will cushion the blow
from Barclays' ds ecisios n to scrap 2008 bonuses.
The event was first organised in 2005 to cushion the blow
of Bedworth losing its town carnival.
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.
Granted the Government has tried to cushion the blow
with council tax benefit and the threat to cap the most extravagant local authorities.
We want to continue to cushion the blow
where we can by using our reserves strategically,'' said Superintendent Jim Brown.
Representatives of several of Britain's most popular sports yesterday joined the Conservative Party in accusing the Government of failing to help cushion the blow
caused by the loss of tobacco sponsorship.
A company spokesman said: "People have had pay cuts but they have received lump sums to cushion the blow
What works in their favour is that they will probably get in the region of PS70m-PS80m to cushion the blow
A Junior ISA is the perfect way to provide a comfortable pot to help cushion the blow
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.