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Human Resource Management: Text and Cases by Swapnalekha Basak, Sharon Pande

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Commonly Used Jargons

Jargon Meaning Usage

above board

■ Honest and open.

■ I do not think you are being totally above board with me.

anecdotal information

■ Scattered stories or reports and not scientific or definitive.

■ You cannot base such an important decision on anecdotal information.

apple polish

■ To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior.

■ Harish has reached this position not through his competence but apple polishing.

armchair general

■ Someone who speaks critically, but has no experience in the field in question.

■ Joining a consultancy straight after college runs the risk of one becoming an armchair general.

b2b

■ Business to business. This is a way to describes commerce transactions ...

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