(1). A common phrase used by sales managers to encourage their employees to work longer hours and more aggressively market their products. The phrase is intended to imply that there is potentially more they could be doing to sell to new clients, when in reality, it is simply a ploy to make it appear management has a longer term plan for the company.
“Team, we really need to take it to the next level if we’re going to continue to claim to be the premier firm in the feral hog extermination industry.”
(1). A way IT guys claim to be making headway on a project even though they can’t produce any concrete evidence that they have done anything at all.
“The system conversion? Well, we’re making macro progress on that and expect to pretty much be on schedule. No, we’re not ready for a test yet… No, you can’t talk to the team… Sorry to cut this short, I’ve got to jump on another call.”