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Explanations for words & phrases in Dilbert

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Casting a wider net

Idiom for increasing the number of people (or things) that can be considered for something.

Mortuary

A business that handles everything for a funeral.

Botched

Did something wrong.

Embalming

Preparing a body for burial.

Chain-saw

A motorized saw often used for cutting down trees.

Monday, February 17, 2020

No special vocabulary for Monday

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Micromanaging

When a boss tells a worker every detail of what to do, rather than letting the worker decide for themselves how to do their job.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

No special vocabulary for Wednesday

Thursday, February 20, 2020

No special vocabulary for Thursday

Friday, February 21, 2020

Expectations

What a person expects will happen.

Dysfunction

Not able to do things the right way.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Self-actualized

To be able to reach and work at one’s full potential.