You would have thought that when the yarn didn't make it into print on Sunday, he would have thanked his lucky stars and whipped out a statement to gazump anything else.
Can the group of all male plumbers plumb the depths of their minds to achieve a good result or will the estate agents gazump them?
That policy was just to gazump what the National Party had offered, I might say.
It is unacceptable that a department would gazump a voluntary body.
National has yet to announce its tax cuts, and Labour will need a sizable policy in reserve if it wants to gazump them too.
Whereas gazumping gave sellers the upper hand, allowing them to accept 11 th hour bids above the original offer, gazundering turns the tables on them.
Indubitably we should learn from the mistakes of the 1980s and not allow gazumping to be part of modern house-buying negotiations.
Ward off gazumpers and make vendors feel morally bound to proceed, by keeping in touch with everyone involved.
It is extremely frustrating to think you are winning an auction, only to find you have been gazumped in the last few minutes.
Amidst the saccharine clichés, there are lots of uncomfortable moments as she ponders gazumping her client.