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If a co-worker says something mildly insulting or tries to cut you down, ignore it or walk away. Don’t descend into the mud by trying to “top” the zinger with an even more caustic comeback. If the comment is deeply offensive, say so. But otherwise rise above the urge to react. In most cases, the safest and smartest response is to keep your mouth shut.