(1). To split from a long-standing relationship (like, with a mentor or some other guy you’ve been cowering behind since you got here).
“Hey, Steve, got a minute? Wanted to talk to you about possibly taking over some accounts on your own. You and Gary make a great team, but I think you’re ready to spread your wings a bit. Got to cut the cord at some point, right?”
(1). A rule that is kinda, sorta meant to be followed (you know, like the Tax Code).
“Well, I wouldn’t say it’s a hard and fast rule … more of a best practice, I think. Irregardless, you might want to stop smacking your secretary in the ass every time she gets your travel right, Bill.”