(1). A term coined during World War II warning people to not openly talk about secure military information that is now used in fear campaigns by The Coca-Cola Company among it’s employees to guard it’s secret formula.
“Shhhh, Bryan!! Listen man, I know you’re new here, but you can’t just go around telling everyone that it’s Pellegrino & Aunt Jemima’s mixed together. Loose lips sink ships around here, big cola is watching…..”
(1). A marketing event for which your company is too cheap to spring for food.
“So, we’re all really excited about next Tuesday’s brown bag lunch. We have a couple of speakers lined up … well, me and Jim here … and we’re hoping for a great turnout. Just remind all the people you invited that there’s a Subway across the street … *sigh* ….”