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Work Phrases Explained

officeAdvanced Design:

Beyond the comprehension of the ad agency's copywriters.

All New:

Parts not interchangeable with existing models.

Approved:

Needs revising

Automatic:

That which you cannot repair yourself.

Clarify:

To fill in the background with so many details that the foreground goes underground.

Conference:

A place where conversation is substituted for the loneliness of thought and the dreariness of labor.

Confidential Memo:

No time to send to the whole office.

Consultant:

Someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is and then walks away with the watch.

Forwarded For Your Consideration:

You hold the bag for a while.

FYI:

Found yesterday. Interested?

In Conference:

Nobody can find him/her.

Let's Get Together On This:

I'm assuming you're as confused as I.

Note & Initial:

I'm not taking the fall for this myself.

Policy:

We can hide behind this.

Please See Me:

Come down to my office. I'm lonely.

Top Priority:

It may be stupid but the boss wants it.

We Are Taking A Survey:

We need more time to think of an answer or we can't find anyone willing to be responsible for this.

Will Advise In Due Course:

If we figure it out, we'll let you know.

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