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  • n  the act of refusing an offer
    the turndown was polite but very firm

  • An ABC NewsWashington Post poll taken following the failed vote showed that 88% of Americans are concerned that the collapse of the bill could worsen the economic turndown and that .
  • And at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, the "vibe manager" will create a playlist of mellow music (ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Morcheeba) as part of its turndown service.
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  • New hotel trends for summer travelers
    Beer brewing and beer tasting is a new trend in luxury hotels. It's the little luxury items we look forward to: chocolates on our pillows, a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival or fuzzy slippers at our beside for turndown service. But all that's about to change, according to one PR company.        
    June 15, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • John Gieve in FXstreet.com The Foreign Exchange Market
    What started as a very marked turndown in the commercial property market is now spreading into the housing market, and we expect a downturn in economic activity over the rest of this year,Gieve said in Prospect magazine's July issue. "So...
  • Adrian Heath in Earthtimes
    Heath said, "I am overjoyed at the opportunity to Coach the Austin Aztex. I have had several offers recently to Coach in the English League but the chance to build something from scratch with Phil was just too tempting to turndown. I have followed...
  • Rick Perry in Houston Chronicle
    Here's the bottom line,Perry told the meeting of the Greater Houston Partnership, the equivalent of a chamber of commerce. "Given the current economic turndown and the expectation that it will ultimately impact Texas, all state agencies...

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