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From AJR,   June 2002

Cliché Corner   

By Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor     


"President Bush appears to be his own worst enemy."
Columbus Dispatch

"Woody Allen has become his own worst enemy."
Los Angeles Times

"Sports owners are their own worst enemies in this debate."
Maine's Bangor Daily News

"Another St. Louis death investigator referred to it as a 'fright or flight syndrome,' when a person becomes so excited his or her body becomes its own worst enemy."
Illinois' Springfield State Journal-Register

"Like many other areas of our lives, when it comes to boats, we usually are our own worst enemy."
New York's Albany Times Union

"These are affluent kids with absent parents, who are their own worst enemies because their arrogance leads them to play games with the cops to show how smart they are."
Bergen County, New Jersey's Record

"By picking up the bottle again and again, they have become their own worst enemies."
Denver Post

"But the real problem in New Orleans isn't communication, and it wasn't [General Manager Randy] Mueller, although he was often his own worst enemy during his short tenure."
Boston Globe

"Hockey is such a paradox. I honestly believe it's the greatest game in the world. But it's all too often its own worst enemy."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"While it tries to distance itself from a reputation as a 'special-occasion' restaurant...we can only hope this all-around success story doesn't become its own worst enemy."
Portland's Oregonian

from more than 280 references this year

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