(1). An expression used to imply that you have been dealing with crises all day, in an attempt to (1) passive-aggressively complain about your job, (2) make yourself seem more important than you actually are, or (3) avoid taking on more work.
“Man, the bigger clients I almost exclusively work on are so demanding! I’ve been putting out fires all afternoon. I wish I worked on smaller, less meaningful clients like you, Jaime. My life would be so much easier!”
(1). Loose money usually kept in the desk drawer of the head of human resources that is used for miscellaneous office expenses or to buy groceries for your siblings in the off chance the babysitter dies.
(2). Cash money.
“We have to economize Sue Ellen! There’s nothing left in petty cash, I’ve taken it all!”