The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary: N-words

Do you wonder where your co-workers picked up all the ridiculous things they say? From fresh-faced interns to top management, everyone drops one of these gems occasionally. We can only hope that you're not here to actually add buzzwords to your vocabulary.

Nail jelly to the hothouse wall [v.]To achieve the impossible.
Suggested by Biz and Dix.
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Negatron [n.]A person who sees the downside in every situation. (See, Negative Nancy). "OK Negatron, why don't you contribute something constructive for once."
Suggested by kramtronix.
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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.
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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.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter


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.
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NIMBY [exp.]Not In My BackYard.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Ninth inning [adj.]A term borrowed from baseball which refers to the last minute. "That takeover bid was completely ninth inning."Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
No scraps hit the floor [exp.]Competitors will always replace inefficient firms.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Nontreprenuer [n.]An executive who demands growth from his team, but is afraid of taking risks.
Suggested by Alan J.
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Noodle [v.]To think about an issue. "Let me noodle it over this week and I'll get back to you."
Suggested by Kate.
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North of [adj.]More than. "Our latest sales figures were north of the 1 million dollar mark."
Suggested by Don R.
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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.
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Not the long pole in my tent [adj.]Something of relatively low importance.
Suggested by David.
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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
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Nut-up [v.]To gather one's courage. "Just nut-up and finish the presentation!"
Suggested by Fifi.
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