(1). A term used to describe a low-margin business unit (see keep the lights on) which will never, ever be a major profit center, resulting in mediocre pay for its staff, further resulting in mediocre staff.
“Urinal-mint manufacturing is a bread and butter business, people. We may not be flashy, but we’ll always be able to say that business doesn’t stink.”
(1). A really, really complicated way to say slamming the barn door after the horse is gone.
“Alright, now that we’ve converted to the new accounting system, we need to go through our post-implementation review process to make sure it’s going to work. Somehow, I feel we should have asked more questions up front…oh well, too late now!”