"For starters, couldn’t we at least find a bed to lie on?” asked Livia.
“Couch OK for you Mrs Monelli?” was Tony's concession.
“OK then, let's give it a go, but a bed would be so much better.” she conceded.
"This ain't no hoochy-coochy-smoochy stuff you know!" Tony was keeping his distance while having embraced the concept. "This is business!"
Livia couldn't resist saying "But it still doesn't have to be ouchy-couchy either!"
Tony's look prompted her to zip her mouth for a while. No more smart-Alice... now straight down to business, or indeed the couch.