(1). A gauge of viability of a political candidate’s proposals and/or credentials, generally employed by their opponent and the good people at MSNBC (if a Republican) or Fox News (if a Democrat). Historically, neither candidate passes this test…ever.
“C’mon, David…the math behind Mitt’s budget plan doesn’t pass the laugh test! Now, the President’s plan to spend trillions on programs you’ll never hear from again on the other hand…that’s real change you can believe in!”
(1). What your boss says right after your comp discussion and right before he drives home in his Maserati.
“So, there it is, Jim. I’m sorry we couldn’t do more for you this year, but my hands are tied. Something, something … down year … something, something … we all have to share the pain … something, somethi … hey, what’re you doing with that letter opener?”