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Amnian phrases are those with specific meaning in Amn. There are a number of these in common usage.


Book – Used with an adjective such as clean, other or true, to imply that someone is being dishonest. What is in your clean book? is a request for the truth, as are give me the true book and read from your other book. The terms refer to a corrupt business which keeps two copies of account books.

Buy – Used in the place of 'accept', of a deal, explanation or plan.


Crimson ink – Very bad luck. See also red ink.


Dragon – Can be used to describe a person who is miserly, although sensible, with their wealth. The term implies respect.


Finance – To gain something beyond one's monetary means or something undeserved.

Foreclose – A very loose term that can mean a variety of things depending on context and intent, including stop, take over, steal, hijack or kill.


Good business – A general expression that can mean 'hello' or 'goodbye'.


Kobold – A derogatory term used to imply stupidity.


Outbid – To beat or be more impressive.


Pearl – Used to personify luck. To find the pearl is to be lucky, and respectively, lose the pearl is to be unlucky. A lucky gain can be called a delivery by pearl.


Red ink – Bad luck. The ink couldn't get redder is used to describe a situation where things could not be worse. See also crimson ink.


Sell – Used in the place of 'convince', for example: "you've sold me!" Can be misinterpreted literally, leading to the belief that slavery is condoned in Amn.


Take delivery – One who takes delivery of something is one who acquires something through skill or work.


You're only as tall as your last deal – Used to imply that one cannot rely on notoriety for long. Can be used to warn that the recipient has not done much for the speaker lately.


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