(1). A small, unprofitable piece of business your sales guy convinces you to take, claiming “there’s a lot of money behind this one.”
“Yeah, I know the fee on this one doesn’t even cover our cost, but this is a call option opportunity. This guy tells us his company’s going public soon – no, he didn’t say when – and we’ll already be in there when it does!”
(1). An excuse made by employees to management or other co-workers for a seemingly ridiculous or blatantly time-wasting request or project.
“Okay team, we need to run a full analysis of every transaction in the Smith account since 2002. This is a client-driven request, so let’s roll up our sleeves and bang this out as quickly as possible.”