(1). A presentation, website or white papercontinuously edited and tweaked by multiple parties with no end in sight, often resulting in resentment and conflict among the writers (see pride of authorship).
“Thanks, everyone, for joining this call to walk through our wastebasket management matrix again. I think we’re getting close to finalizing it. As you all know, this is a living document, so please feel free to suggest any changes or edits you might have.”
(1). To very publicly assume responsibility for a certain project or assignment so that your bosses will notice (see go-getter) in the hope that it will lead to either a promotion, raise or both.
“Gil, we’re impressed at how you’ve really taken ownership of this project and made it your own. Now, I’m not exactly thrilled that you’ve devoted so much of your work day to planning the office Christmas party, but…”