(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.”
(1). A national holiday commemorating the first time companies started putting a bin in the pantry for old RSA fobs (see WFH-ing) and Blackberry batteries.
“Happy Earth Day everyone! Today marks the beginning of our green initiative and we will begin to send out all of our invoices electronically. Clients who still prefer to get a paper copy of their invoice will still receive one of course. You know what they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day!”