Keep The Lights On

Cheesy Corporate Lingo CheesyCorporateLingo.com 08 March 2012

 

(1).  A way for members of a steady, but weak business unit to justify their continued existence to the rest of the firm.

 

“C’mon, Larry, cheer up.  Here at Best Buy, there’s no shame in being assigned to the wire department.  Sure, it’s not like it’s TVs, but it keeps the lights on!”