(1). Fishing term used to describe unknown issues that may arise as a result of a system change, often occuring in other, related systems. The term is often used by IT as a catch-all excuse for avoiding making any improvement to the current system.
“I’m so sick of all these people showrooming our stuff and then going and buying it on Amazon! Don’t they realize that our expertise in helping them select the right HDMI cables to buy is worth the 40% markup?!”
(1). A sports related term used to describe the depth of talent a company possesses, and then used again to justify bringing every single one of those people to a meeting.
“I know bringing 15 people seems a bit excessive, but I want to show that we have bench strength back at the office. I think it totally makes sense to have Kathy come! Bringing the secretary shows we’re organized in my opinion.”