(1). A racing-inspired term for changing the subject during a meeting or conference call, usually used when the discussion has drifted into uncomfortable territory for one or more participants and they wish to bring it back to a more friendly or positive topic.
“Okay, why don’t we shift gears here and get back to the holiday promotion. I don’t like where this ‘you guys don’t pay your bills’ conversation is going.”
(1). Taking time off of work and just sitting in your house or (more likely) your apartment, instead of actually going somewhere. This is usually due to your lack of motivation, lack of money, or (again, more likely) lack of friends.
(2). When you take time off of work, stay at home, and try to convince yourself you’re happy to have the “quiet time at home”, when in reality, you are just too broke to go anywhere worthwhile.
“Yea I’m really looking forward to next week. Got myself a little staycation. Gonna catch up on the ol’ DVR, read a book, maybe even order out a few times! I dunno, the possibilities are endless!”