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CBE (not comparable)
- can't be everywhere
1980 March 10, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn in, “Economy Drive”, in Yes Minister:
- 'CBE, Minister,' he replied, unhappily. I wasn't sure what he meant. Could I have been awarded the CBE.? – or could he? He explained. "Can't Be Everywhere'.
2015 July 2, Ephraim Hardcastle, The Daily Mail:
- My source says: ‘The answer was “CBE” – palace-speak for “Can’t be everywhere.”’
- Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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