Deal Lingo Lexicon

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We've been out of the conference room circuit for a few months now, and one thing we miss is listening to deal lingo. We used to copy down the most inane and profane bits of deal lingo we could hear on our notepads as a way of pretending we were taking notes. But it's been a while and our memories are starting to fade. Some favorites—"value added" and "it is what it is" and "get granular" and "rationally irrational"—are getting a bit moldy.
In an effort to stay current (or at least feed our deal room nostalgia) we invite you to leave your favorite pieces of deal lingo in the comments below. Once we've assembled some, we'll probably put together a page of some of our favorite phrases with examples and explanations of their meaning.

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