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Quotation by Eric Geddes, Sir
We will get everything out of her that you can squeeze out of a lemon and a bit more.... I will squeeze her until you can hear the pips squeak.
Eric, Sir Geddes (1875–1937), British Conservative politician. speech, Dec. 9, 1918, the Guildhall, Cambridge, England. Quoted in A Dictionary of Political Quotations, ed. Robert Stewart (1984).
on German war reparations following World War I. Geddes repeated the speech the following night, adding, "My only doubt is not whether we can squeeze hard enough, but whether there is enough juice."
Surprise me with a
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