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  • noun often derogatory The jargon used by management.


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management +‎ -ese


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  • He spoke managementese, had no trace of a Southern accent, and wore a button-down shirt.

    Slate Magazine David Plotz 2011

  • That's managementese for "they're up for sale," though it wasn't a firm commitment to sell or shut down.

    Fagstein 2009

  • A big part of the current mess is that in the early 90's the fad for managementese-based pseudo-entrepreneurialism in government led the USPTO to implement a funding mechanism whereby they would be paid for ginning up patent applications.

    Matthew Yglesias 2009

  • They also bravely took on the role of managementese-weeding and survived with remarkably few lasting scars own blog.

    Meriblog: Meri Williams' Weblog Michael Moncur 2008


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