FGR

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FGRForest Green Rovers (football club; UK)
FGRFinger
FGRForums Gegen Rassismus (German; Forum against Racism)
FGRFace and Gesture Recognition
FGRFlue Gas Recirculation
FGRFetal Growth Restriction
FGRFeed:Gain Ratio
FGRFgura (postal locality, Malta)
FGRFederal German Republic
FGRFrance Global Relocation (France)
FGRFigure-Ground Reversal
FGRFonds voor Gemene Rekening (Dutch: Mutual Fund)
FGRFission Gas Release
FGRFlare Gas Recovery (conservation technology)
FGRFerronnerie Gilles Risso (French: wrought iron craftsmen company)
FGRFinished Garage (building code)
FGRFort Ghost Recon
FGRFocus Group Representative
FGRFirst General Release
FGRFrequently Given Responses
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Just like in the previous example, this brief dialogue witnesses a lexical-semantic figure-ground reversal. In this case, the fixed expression to do the work of two men is used by the first agent in its salient phraseological meaning "to work more than normally expected" which reflects positively on the agent.
Although the reaction by H does not contain any explicit reference to the fixed expression, the literal meaning of the latter provides the essential element of parallelism (here also, a figure-ground reversal), which turns this dialogue into a case of conversational trumping.
For both types of discourse investigated here, headlines and humorous trumping, it appears that the observed creative use of fixed expressions, which mostly involves the construal of a figure-ground reversal, heavily relies on the exploitation of both semantic principles.