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Some Business Vocabulary
May 3, 2017

1. Back-of-the-envelope: calculations made haphazardly or informally. “Jim’s giving me back-of-the-envelope numbers, but I need concrete, exact figures.”

2. Bio break: a bathroom visit during business hours. “Sorry I’m late, guys. I had to take a bio break.”

3. Bleeding-edge: a concept or trend that’s so innovative and new, it goes beyond being cutting-edge. “This idea’s so bleeding-edge, the other guys won’t be talking about it until next year.”

4. Desk dive: the awkward bend to retrieve something that’s fallen or been placed underneath one’s desk. “When Jill dropped the almond under her desk, she sighed, adjusted her shirt and pants, and had to desk dive to retrieve it.”

5. Disintermediate: to take out the middleman. “There are too many people involved in this project, so let’s disintermediate a few of them to make work flow more smoothly.”

6. Drink from the fire hose: to take in too much information at once. “Sally drank from the fire hose with all those reports she read last night, so she can’t remember a thing.”

7. Drill down: to examine carefully. “After lunch, let’s drill down on this case and figure out what’s going on.”

8. Eat the frog: to finish a job you’ve been putting off because it’s annoying and/or frustrating. “I’ve been avoiding these TPS reports all week, but it’s time to eat the frog and get them off my desk.”

9. Eating your own dog food: to test out your own products to understand their public reception. “Once employees ate their own dog food, they understood that it was time to go back to the drawing board.”

10. Feature creep: adding on so many features to a product during its development stage that it becomes a jumbled mess. “The software started out great, but programmers feature-creeped, and now it’s full of bugs.”

11. Going granular: going into extreme detail about a situation or product. “Ted, I don’t understand what you’re presenting. Can you go granular about it?”

12. Hard stop: the predetermined end point of a meeting. “Jill has an appointment at two, so let’s make one thirty the hard stop.”

13. Low-hanging fruit: goals that are attained effortlessly, or problems with clear, easy solutions. “Getting customers is easy at this point; they’re low-hanging fruit.”

14. Monday morning quarterback: someone who passes judgment or gives a negative critique after something goes awry. “Phil claimed to disagree with my pitch only after the boss’s negative reaction. He’s such a Monday morning quarterback.”

15. Out of pocket: a way of telling people you’ll be out of the office and/or unavailable for emails or phone calls. “Shoot out an office-wide email that says he’ll be out of pocket in Tahiti for the next week.”

16. Pencil-whip: to fill out forms or submit reports with intentionally incorrect information. “Jan pencil-whipped all her tax information last year, so the IRS is all over her now.”

17. Prairie dogging: the occurrence of heads popping up over cubicle dividers to check out something of interest going on nearby. “Everyone in the office prairie-dogged when someone walked by with a tray of cookies.”

18. Rightsizing: a more polite way to say “laying off” or “firing.” “The company’s dealing with a huge profit loss right now, so rightsizing a few people’s the only way to stay afloat.”

19. Skin in the game: to have money invested in something, usually business ventures. “If you want to make money in the stock market, you’ve got to put more skin in the game.”

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