(1). Seemingly endless banter back-and-forth between two people at a meeting. With 10 other people in the room. Sitting quietly, checking their blackberries, awkwardly waiting for it to be over.
“Can you believe that ridiculous wiff waff between Sharon and Jim during the 9:30 call this morning? I think they’re sleeping together. Do you think they’re sleeping together? I totally think they’re sleeping together.”
(1). A racing-inspired term for changing the subject during a meeting or conference call, usually used when the discussion has drifted into uncomfortable territory for one or more participants and they wish to bring it back to a more friendly or positive topic.
“Okay, why don’t we shift gears here and get back to the holiday promotion. I don’t like where this ‘you guys don’t pay your bills’ conversation is going.”