|Nail jelly to the hothouse wall [v.]||To achieve the impossible.|
Suggested by Biz and Dix.
|Negatron [n.]||A person who sees the downside in every situation. See also, Negative Nancy. "OK Negatron, let's keep it constructive..."|
Suggested by kramtronix.
|Net-net [n.]||The verbally communicated summary of a lengthy event. "Just give me the net-net of your conversation with the client."|
Suggested by Carey.
|New guy gene [n.]||The polite and friendly attitude that most new employees show, at least until they learn what they can get away with.|
|News sandwich [n.]||A lunch break spent catching up with the latest online news instead of actually eating. Headlines = White collar crack.|
Suggested by Johnny S.
|NIMBY [exp.]||Not In My BackYard.|
|Ninth inning [adj.]||A term borrowed from baseball which refers to the last minute. "That takeover bid was completely ninth inning."|
|No scraps hit the floor [exp.]||Competitors will always replace inefficient firms.|
|Nontreprenuer [n.]||An executive who demands growth from his team, but is afraid of taking risks.|
Suggested by Alan J.
|Noodle [v.]||To think about an issue. "Let me noodle it over this week and I'll get back to you."|
Suggested by Kate.
|North of [adj.]||More than. "Our latest sales figures were north of seven figures."|
Suggested by Don R.
|Not my first rodeo [exp.]||Implies deep experience. The speaker wants you to acknowledge this, but likely still expects you to do all the work.|
Suggested by Dave B.
|Not the long pole in my tent [adj.]||Something of relatively low importance.|
Suggested by David.
|Not wearing trunks [adj.]||The liars exposed when the true nature of a group is revealed. You have to drain the pool to see who forgot their suit. "If the Euro collapse gains traction, we'll be looking at a lot of bathers not wearing trunks."|
Suggested by Lou
|Nut-up [v.]||To gather one's courage. "Just nut-up and finish the presentation!"|
Suggested by Fifi.