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(1). When you haven’t heard back from a prospect in a really long time despite several follow-ups (hint: they did not hire you).
“Boy, ever since our initial meeting, it’s been radio silence from those guys. Maybe I should send them a fruit basket or something. I don’t know…”
(1). To follow up (again) with someone who has repeatedly not gotten back to you. The term is usually used in response to your bosses asking for a status update.
“Sure, Jim, I’ll lob in a call to the attorney to see where he is with our documents. Although, I’m starting to think it might have been a bad idea to pay him in advance.”