(1). Funds placed in relatively safe, income-oriented investments, intended to convince a conservative-minded client to invest other money in much more risky (read: expensive) investment than they otherwise would.
(1). A misogynistic term that political candidates use when addressing “women’s issues” in an attempt to appear as if they could care less about whatever “women’s issues” are.
“Look, let me be clear…I understand you’re frustrated with the cost of groceries…I do. It’s a real pocketbook issue and I want you to know that I hear you. I also want to take a moment to address the death of soap operas…I’m sorry, do you all still watch soap operas?”
(1). An internal meeting (see pow wow) intended to generate ideas, which quickly devolves into (1) a complaint session about the company, (2) a general discussion on last night’s American Idol results, or (3) one employee explaining all of his or her ideas in detail while the others quietly nod and check their blackberries.
“Team, I really just want this to be a brainstorming session about the direction we want to go in this year, so please feel free to speak your minds. Okay, to start, Ed will be informing you all of the direction we are going to go in this year. Ed?”