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Voice it Over

Kazhuma

When you don't want to put something in writing, typically for a presentation, you suggest to voice it over, leaving very little tangible evidence. Commonly used to avoid hard commitments at a premature state. Business Manager: "Can we add that step to the risk slide?" Project Manager: "That's probably too much detail, we can just voice it over."

Nepotism

Kazhuma

When you realize that your lazy coworker is a close relative of your boss and job qualification was not a hiring criteria. It's a specific form of favoritism but using a fancy word from the Middle Ages makes it sound less despicable.

Haircut

Kazhuma

A reduction in budget, typically meant across an entire division or portfolio rather than an individual initiative or program. "The budget has been agreed, but we expect another haircut in Q4"

Can you hear me now?

Chokie

I really didn't want to talk today so I was just stalling, I know how to unmute perfectly. "Hey, can you hear me now? Sorry I was on mute."

Could you repeat the last part?

Chokie

I was busy checking my Instagram and did not pay attention to anything you said. Presenter: "Do you have an update on this topic?" Attendee: "Sorry, could you repeat the last part."

How are those slides coming along?

Kazhuma

Why are you taking so damn long?! In most cases, this question also implies that you probably haven't started working on them, which is most likely true. Manager: "Hey Megan, how are those slides coming along?" Megan: "Great, I have the concept in my head, just need to create the document..."

Gentle reminder

Kazhuma

What the hell, where is it? (see also: "kind reminder")