There’s got to be room for competition…… And I’ve been waiting six months for an order of steel from Orren Boyle-and now he says he can’t promise me anything, because Rearden Metal has shot his market to hell, there’s a run on that Metal, Boyle has to retrench.
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In the face of increasing foreign competition, the company had to retrench, refocus, and rebuild based on its core competencies.
I heard about biological and chemical weapons; I heard that Saddam had learned his lesson in Desert Storm and was retrenching the Republican Guard around Baghdad, in the hope of making a bloody last stand.