(1). A term used to describe a low-margin business unit (see keep the lights on) which will never, ever be a major profit center, resulting in mediocre pay for its staff, further resulting in mediocre staff.
“Urinal-mint manufacturing is a bread and butter business, people. We may not be flashy, but we’ll always be able to say that business doesn’t stink.”
(1). A Western-inspired term that makes an emergency meeting between team members when an account goes into crisis mode, feel like an unfortunate run-through of Oregon Trail. Which is pretty much every run-through of that game.
“We need to circle the wagons on the Silverstein account, it may have just died of dysentery.”