(1). To take away all but one option, usually resulting in someone lashing out publicly at work (bad) or simply getting drunk after work and lashing out publicly then (worse).
“So, I feel kinda bad, but I totally backed Josh into a corner today on the Hendrickson account. He just wouldn’t do what I wanted, so I just looped in the client and asked him again. It worked, but I don’t think I’m getting invited to his summer barbecue anytime soon.”
(1). n – The process of replacing a service provider, usually used by the replacement as a polite euphemism for the sacking of the former when attempting to get information from them.
(2). v – To move an account from one service provider to another, usually used by the new provider during correspondence or conversations with the former in order to avoid reminding them that they have been fired.