(1). To mentally prepare a client, staff member or co-worker for some potentially bad (see sub-optimal) news, often regarding a delay or other inconvience that, while perfectly normal, would likely anger or annoy the client, staff member or co-worker.
(1). A successful spitball attack by Congressmen against members of the opposing party. The current score for this session on Congress is tied.
“I have consistently reached across the aisle on important issues to get things done on Capitol Hill. Why, just yesterday, I reached across the aisle to ask Paul Ryan if he knew where I could find the men’s room.”