In one of the early scenes of Ziegfeld Girl, a gentleman who interviews aspiring Follies candidates greets each one with "Take off your hat and smile winningly."
This is such a favorite line of mine, I have an adaptation of it for when gossip seems to be consuming time at the beginning of the round rather than at the end of it.
I point to the board and say "Take out your hand and bid thoughtfully."
And of course I say it while I smile winningly.
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