(1). That hot night out with a prospect intended to close the deal.
“Hey, Tom. Got my “sell” dinner tonight with that big hedge fund guy and I want to show him a good time. You still got that friend over at Jiggles? I really want this guy to leave with a smile on his face!”
(1). A gauge of viability of a political candidate’s proposals and/or credentials, generally employed by their opponent and the good people at MSNBC (if a Republican) or Fox News (if a Democrat). Historically, neither candidate passes this test…ever.
“C’mon, David…the math behind Mitt’s budget plan doesn’t pass the laugh test! Now, the President’s plan to spend trillions on programs you’ll never hear from again on the other hand…that’s real change you can believe in!”