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challenge--which the parties dispute for a multitude of additional reasons - but instead to illustrate the lack of definiteness and specificity in any purported offer (and absence of mutual assent thereto). It is challenging to point to anything Mason said or did that evinces a "display of willingness to enter into a contract on specified terms, made in a way that would lead a reasonable person to understand that an acceptance, having been sought will result in a binding contract." See Black's Law Dictionary 1189 (9th ed. 2009) (defining "offer" in contract law). Therefore, we conclude that Mason did not manifest the requisite willingness to contract through his words or
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C U I WCSS U Lield Com actu es. He way till WUURI lead a reasonable person to understand that an acceptance, having been sought, will result in a binding contract." See Black's Law Dictionary 1189 (9th ed. 2009) (defining "offer" in contract law). Therefore, we conclude that Mason did not manifest the requisite willingness to contract through his words or conduct, and no amount of subsequent effort by Kolodziej could turn Mason's statements into an actionable offer. Just as people are free to contract, they are also free from contract, and we find it neither prudent nor permissible to impose contractual liability for offhand remarks or grandstanding, Nor would it be advisable to scrutinize a defense attorney's hyperbolie commentary for a hidden contractual agenda, particularly when that commentary concerns the substantial protections in place for criminal defendants. Having considered the content of Mason's statements, the context in which they were made, and the conduct of the parties, we do not find it reasonable to conclude that Mason assented to enter into a contract with anyone for one million dollars. We affirm the district court's judgment in favor of Mason .... AFFIRMED.
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