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1. When the General says march, we march.
2. You must be marching to a different tune.
3. We've all got to sing from the same sheet of music.
4. What's our game plan?
5. Don't assign the seats before we've built the
6. But we've always done it that way.
7. We've got to get the most bang for the buck.
8. Who's going to capture the data?
9. We need to get this data firmed up.
10. We can always follow the paper trail.
11. That would be like sticking a stick into a hornets'
12. This certainly is a stress situation.
13. We've got to start pruning the product tree.
14. We better get into bed with them on this.
15. It's time to put that project to bed.
16. Let's take a wait and see approach.
17. Keep your ear to the ground.
18. We're on a fishing expedition in search of ideas.
19. We need some near-term products.
20. This product will be our flagship vehicle into the
21. But will it play in Peoria?
22. I won't play that card unless I have to.
23. It may not fit into the grand scheme of things.
24. What time frame will it be ready?
25. We have to meet the market window.
26. My vu-graphs show lots of gee-whiz figures.
27. This figure shows a snapshot in time.
28. We're entering the competitive arena.
29. The meat on the bones is bad, but the overall
structure is good.
30. The demo has to have lots of bells and whistles.
31. We better get that organization plugged in.
32. We'd better touch base with development.
33. You ought to shoot a copy to Indy.
34. Let's see if it flies.
35. Let's run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.
36. Let's take a first cut at this.
37. Let's shake the tree and see what falls out.
38. When you get there, give me a shout.
39. I called you just to close the loop on this.
40. I better see what's going on back at the ranch.
41. We need to shake down the software.
42. When do we make the go/no-go decision?
43. That decision was officially blessed.
44. We got caught off 1st base on that one.
45. It's as different as apples and oranges.
46. I want us to play this one close to the vest.
47. Don't give away the family secrets.
48. That's not important; it's down in the noise.
49. This product is turning into a problem child.
50. We're between a rock and a hard place.
51. Get your head screwed on right.
52. Get all your ducks lined up in a row.
53. We need someone who understands the nuts and bolts.
54. I don't go under the hood.
55. I have a gut feeling on this.
56. That explanation was clear as mud.
57. We need to get a handle on it.
58. Let's get back to basics.
59. Any back-of-the-envelope analysis would show that to
be the case.
60. It gave us a real hands-on experience.
61. That better be fixed when the rubber hits the road.
62. We've got to gear up for it.
63. We'd better take the bull by the horns.
64. Who knows what'll come down the pike?
65. I heard it through the grapevine.
66. I'll bring you up to speed on it.
67. Let me put another wrinkle in it.
68. It's back in your court.
69. Oh well, it's back to the drawing board.
70. Oh well, it's back to square one.
71. We can't unscramble the omelet and give everyone their
72. I've been putting out brush fires.
73. We're all on a fire drill for management.
74. Everyone's on the bandwagon.
75. We better come up with some cash cows.
76. This should put us on the gravy train.
77. We're right on target.
78. We better go over this document with a fine tooth
79. We can't let this fall through the cracks.
80. I'll put it on my list of action items.
81. Have we covered all the bases?
82. What are our viable alternatives?
83. We have to cost reduce it.
84. Those costs are cast in concrete.
85. We're always cost-conscious.
86. It can't be touched; it's a sacred cow.
87. We'll revisit that issue at the next meeting.
88. It's starting to heat up; move it from the back burner
to the front burner.
89. Let's take the most likely scenario and run with it.
90. Let's make the big move with it.
91. It's time to throw the switch.
\\\\ Art Stadlin