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Self-fulfilling prophecy !!!
Gary I can't stop thinking that the best years of my life are behind me. I'm really frightened of growing old.
Owen Well, aging is a fact of life; there are not two ways about it.
Gary The scariest part is that I've noticed that my memory is failing. And at the rate I'm going, I'm going to need cosmetic surgery soon.
Owen being so negative about yourself could prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Fear and denial are detrimental to health and peace of mind.
Gary I can't help it. We live in a society obsessed with youth, and aging is portrayed so negatively in the media.
Owen Liking yourself is what matters; being young doesn't hold the key to happiness.
Gary That concept is hard to swallow.
Owen Well, as they say, "You're only as old as you feel".
Explanation :
 

Self-fulfilling prophecy - something that you cause to happen by saying and expecting that it will happen

 
Example : Incorrect ratings will cause stock market to crash when self-fulfilling prophecy is prevalent.
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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