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8221; is a nine-week social media contest that engages consumers by allowing them to illustrate what moves them - whether they are welcoming a new addition to the family, accepting a promotion in a new city, tying the knot or even downsizing now that the last one flew the coop.
This nine-week social media contest allows consumers to illustrate what moves them - whether they are welcoming a new addition to the family, accepting a promotion in a new city, tying the knot or even downsizing now that the last one flew the coop.
Sounds like a mission impossible, especially in a Congress in which civility, sincerity and bipartisanship long ago flew the coop.
Some 62 per cent of the under-25s questioned admitted that they missed home when they first left, compared to 55 per cent of over-45s asked the same question about when they flew the coop.
Mr Blair knew his time was up, flew the coop, went on to make millions and once again we have a Tory at No 10.
The distinctive bird with a 6ft wing span flew the coop in the morning, sparking a police warning.