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The statue has been built in sections from 6m-long pieces of steel that have been cut down to size.
The recent Delhi sojourn of UML leader K P Oli, who is a hardliner with the Maoists, also indicates that he did his utmost to convince the New Delhi mandarins it was time the Maoists were cut down to size for good.
Sully didn't play their game at Croesyceiliog and neither did St Fagans at Pentyrch, but high flying Usk were cut down to size in their local derby against Abergavenny at Avenue Road.
But Curbishley's main problems were behind the scenes - under the direction of the Icelandic owners and new technical director Gianluca Nani, high earners such as Freddie Ljungberg departed over the summer as the squad, and wage bill, was cut down to size.
When Gwyneth Paltrow orders pizza burgers and chili fries in 2001's Shallow Hal, we witness the modern spectacle of a glamorous woman not being cut down to size but being brought up to it.
Think Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a scourge of recent years which was cut down to size by a campaign to convince parents that babies should sleep on their backs.
This way she will get her major rival cut down to size because giving grandiose budget speeches in the Bundestag and getting the state finances consolidated in the reality of federal Germany are two different things.
Large rolls of material can be cut down to size economically and efficiently, allowing companies to maintain a more flexible and profitable inventory level, according to the manufacturer.
But it's not only the grass that has been cut down to size, so has Brian Horton's team with the implications of administration hitting hard.
MEPs want to see the draft legislation cut down to size by deleting from the Commission's draft some 140 pages of detailed technical specifications.
Standing at just 165cm - 5ft 4in - Joaquin Guzman of the ruthless Sinaloa cartel also had his hair cut down to size after guards shaved off his hair and moustache on his return to jail.