“Oh, hi Jim … the Hanson account? … umm … yeah, we’re efforting to get that through the pipeline this week, but … you know … with year-end and all, it might be delayed a bit … umm … sure, I know it’s a really important client … I’ll touch base with you on Monday, okay? … yep, Merry Christmas to you, too…”
(1). To refine an analysis or proposal after a client tells you to try again. The term is typically heard during an embarrassing tap dance after the materials your new analyst prepared for the meeting ended up being a total mess. Next time, you might want to take a peek at the book before you walk into the the meeting, champ.
“I hear what you’re saying, Peter, and we’ll go back after we break up here, sharpen our pencils and get those new estimates to you ASAP … in the meantime, any updates on our last three invoices? Just checking…”