Unpack This For Me

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(1).  A ridiculously dorky way of asking someone to explain something to you.

 

“Paul, can you unpack this report for me?  It makes no sense.”

 

Props to Keri K. for the submission.

 

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Up And Coming

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(1).  In real estate listings, a nice way to say “in a really dangerous neighborhood”.

 

“The location?  Oh, it’s really an up and coming area!  They just tore down the Laundromat, and I heard a Family Dollar’s going up where the old halfway house used to be!”

 

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Up On His Hind Legs

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(1).  The way some people get when someone challenges or disagrees with them, often ending in a public (and relatively salty) series of post-meeting rants.

 

“Whoa…Mike really got up on his hind legs this morning after David pushed back on his proposal.  I mean, did you ever hear someone drop the f-bomb so many times during one conference call?”

 

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Up-Charge

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(1).  To bill separately for additional services that some competitors may provide free of charge.  These fees are generally intended to cover the costs of unnecessary business units (see nice-to-have) whose services can easily be removed from the firm’s offering in a down year and are often waived anyway.

 

“Everybody, we’re going to start up-charging our clients a technology fee.  If anyone asks, just tell them we needed to invest in new technology to make sure their campaign ran at an optimal level.  Gold mine.”

 

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