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MAWG

MAWG  n.— «Ms. Ritterskamp supportively chalked his bad luck up to being a middle-aged white guy, or MAWG in game show parlance. “They’re desperate for minorities and women,” she said. (Michael Davis, the executive producer of...

take a haircut

take a haircut  v. phr.— «D’Amico “did one dastardly deed, and now he is missing in action and won’t talk to anybody,” the major-label financial executive says. “There hasn’t even been an ‘ask’ yet.” By that, he...

Cha Cha

Cha Cha  n.— «Arroyo is pressing ahead with her plans for constitution change, also widely known in the Philippines as “Cha Cha”, short for Charter Change. Under the proposal, the present two parliamentary bodies would be reduced to one...

top hat plan

top hat plan  n.— «Many CEOs are at the same time receiving what are known as “supplemental executive retirement pensions,” often called “top hat” plans because they are reserved for a select group of managers who...

elevator speech

elevator speech  n.— «Tom Boardman urges that we always have available a 30-second “elevator speech” for when we ride the elevator with our chief executive officer and are asked, “Well, what’s new in the numbers game...

hole in the doughnut

hole in the doughnut  n.— «Like prospectors in what they hope will be a modern-day California Gold Rush, Hollywood’s studios and TV networks are dabbling in online downloads, mobile phone programming and other new on-demand distribution...