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- noun often derogatory The
jargonused by management.
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He spoke managementese, had no trace of a Southern accent, and wore a button-down shirt.
That's managementese for "they're up for sale," though it wasn't a firm commitment to sell or shut down.
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.
They also bravely took on the role of managementese-weeding and survived with remarkably few lasting scars own blog.