(1). The act of quitting a job in favor of the same job at a different company, resulting in zero career advancement and, likely, little to no increase in salary. Lateral Moves are only acceptable when (1) you are about to be fired, (2) you just got divorced and need to relocate, or (3) you work in Wilmington, Delaware and your new job is in a real city.
“Yeah, so I’m happy…I know it’s kind of a lateral move for me, but I think Pets.com is going to be around forever!”
(1). A term used when providing negative comments about an answer to a question when the commenter (usually a salesperson with no actual understanding of the issue) does not believe the answer provides a sufficient (read: client-friendly) solution to the issue.