(1). A marketing event for which your company is too cheap to spring for food.
“So, we’re all really excited about next Tuesday’s brown bag lunch. We have a couple of speakers lined up … well, me and Jim here … and we’re hoping for a great turnout. Just remind all the people you invited that there’s a Subway across the street … *sigh* ….”
(1). A ploy used by senior managers when employees unexpectedly attempt to voice workplace or compensation concerns to push the uncomforatble conversations off to a later date in hopes that (1) the employee will lose the nerve to continue the conversation, or (2) scheduling conflicts will postpone the talk indefinitely.