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Explanations for words & phrases in Dilbert

Sunday, November 5, 2017

No special vocabulary for Sunday

Monday, November 6, 2017

Open-door policy

Some managers have an “open door policy” where employees can come in and talk to the boss about work problems.


A less than optimal situation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


A distributed method for tracking transactions (and it’s not easy to explain)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Talk at length.

Go-to strategy

Favorite solution for difficult situations.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


A company’s proposed price for an order or project.


Will keep something hidden, like a stealth plane is difficult for radar to see.

Ooh! Ooh!

Sound an excited person makes when they want something.

Reasonable doubt

When there is not enough information to convince a reasonable person that something did or didn’t happen.

Friday, November 10, 2017

No special vocabulary for Friday

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Board of Directors.

Stealth “clothing”

Wally has quotes around clothing to emphasize the word – Wally understands stealth clothing makes the clothing invisible (his board was probably expecting the clothing to make the wearer invisible).