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Get out the sharp pencils

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on July 03, 2007

In Reply to: Get out the sharp pencils posted by Shilpy on July 03, 2007

: I want to know what do we mean by phrase "Get out the sharp pencils"

It means to get ready to solve a tough problem, such as to balance the accounts of a business. A sharper pencil won't make your math more accurate, but it emphasizes the attention to detail that will be required.