4.28.2006

RANT: Talk like a Wall Streeter

via Vault -- I wonder if the analysts in my group have figured out that when I say: "I want to make sure we are on the same page", what I am really saying is: "I am about to explain to you what you just did wrong, because I am too nice to blatantly tell you that you just f'd up and are wasting my time"

"Hey, Mr analyst, just wanted to touch base. I circled up with the partner, so wanted to make sure we were all on the same page. Apparently there is a fire drill, as the client's bonds got triple hooks, instead of a B3. So here's the game plan: we should really get going on a full blown model, sooner rather than later."

(Other popular phrases)

  • saying "we" when your co-worker really means "you" (e.g., "we should really getting going on putting together this memo)
  • 911 financings
  • A day late and a dollar short
  • "circle back", "circle up"
  • excess pontification over the "game plan"
  • asking to do something "sooner rather than later"
  • If you're going to make an omelete, you have to break some eggs
  • "triple hooks"
  • "fire drill"
  • "full blown model"
  • 35 thousand foot view
  • A cup and lip problem
  • A few more arrows in the quiver
  • A laundry list of things to do
  • A lot of wood to chop
  • A quick drive-by
  • Accordion feature
  • Achieve critical mass
  • Across the wire
  • Adding value
  • Aggressive pricing
  • Ahead of the curve
  • Airball
  • All you can do is open the door, the rest is up to them
  • Another case of the guppy eating the whale
  • Appetite for more
  • Apples to apples
  • Apples to oranges
  • Are we in the right area code?
  • As an aside
  • At first blush
  • At some point you gotta put the pencils down
  • At the end of the day
  • Back it out / back into it
  • Back of the envelope
  • Bageled
  • Bait and switch
  • Bake it in
  • Bake off
  • Ball is in your court
  • Ballpark
  • Bang it out
  • Basket
  • Bear hug
  • Beauty contest
  • Behind the 8-ball
  • Behind the curve
  • Bellweather
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Bet the ranch
  • Better than a hot poker/sharp stick in the eye
  • Bifurcated
  • Black magic
  • Blast fax
  • Blind leading the blind
  • Block and tackle
  • Blow out
  • Blowing the doors off
  • Blowing up like a genetically engineered eggplant
  • Bogeys
  • Boilerplate
  • Bone up for the quiz
  • Boondoggle
  • Both hands on the football approach
  • Bottom fish
  • Boxcar numbers
  • Bright line
  • Bring them out of the woodwork
  • Build a better mousetrap
  • Button down
  • Buzz back
  • Canned pages
  • Carnage
  • Carve out
  • Cash cow
  • Cast a wide net
  • Caucus
  • Caught with our pants down
  • Cautiously optimistic
  • Center of gravity
  • Change the playing field
  • Chatter
  • Cherry picking
  • Churn em and burn em
  • Circle back
  • Circle the wagons
  • Circle up
  • Claw back
  • Clicks and bricks
  • Clip, haircut
  • Club up
  • Connect the dots
  • Cook the books
  • Copacetic
  • Co-pilot
  • Cram
  • Crank
  • Crunching numbers
  • Crushed, swamped, killed, slammed
  • Custom suits client vs. off the rack
  • Deaf, dumb and blind
  • Deal fatigue
  • Derail
  • Died on the vine
  • Different animal altogether
  • Dig in
  • Dilute
  • Dime, nickel, hundo, five handle
  • Dip / spike
  • Directionally correct
  • Disconnect
  • Do our homework
  • Do you have some free bandwidth?
  • Doesn't have a death grip on the numbers
  • Dog and pony show
  • Don't shoot the messenger
  • Don't get lost in the sauce
  • Don't have to putt yet, keep reading the green
  • Down in the weeds
  • Draw a line in the sand
  • Drill a little deeper
  • Drill down
  • Drink the Kool-Aide
  • Driving the bus
  • Drop the ball
  • Dry powder
  • Ducks in a row
  • Due dili
  • Dummy down
  • Dutch auction
  • Early bird fees
  • Early-mover
  • Everything but the kitchen sink
  • Eyeball it
  • Fall off a cliff
  • Fall out
  • Fall out of bed
  • Fallen angel
  • Falling on the sword
  • Feel it out
  • Feel like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest
  • Fill the kitty
  • Finagle the bagel
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Firm things up
  • Fit the coat
  • Flex our muscles
  • Flinstone's Economy vs. Jetson's Economy
  • Float a trial balloon
  • Flush out
  • Fly by
  • Football field
  • Front lines
  • Full court press
  • Full pipe
  • Gambled and lost
  • Garage sale
  • Get behind the numbers
  • Get off the ground
  • Get on the plane
  • Get our arms around this
  • Get our minds around this
  • Get smart on
  • Get up to speed
  • Get us there
  • Getting left at the alter
  • Give me some color and noise
  • Go wide
  • Going 360
  • Golden goose
  • Golden handcuffs
  • Gone nuclear
  • Got a lot of balls in the air
  • Got a lot on my plate
  • Gotta hop
  • Granular
  • Gutter longshot
  • Hail mary
  • Half-baked
  • Hammed and egged
  • Hammer down
  • Hands tied
  • Hang our hat on
  • Hanging out around the hoop
  • Hard and fast
  • Hard-hitters
  • Has some teeth on it
  • Having the antidote
  • He DK'd me
  • Head in the sand
  • Heavy lifting
  • Hide the salami
  • Hit a speed bump
  • Hit the ground running
  • Hit-or-miss
  • Honeymoon's over
  • Horse race
  • Huddle up
  • Hunker down
  • I have to put out a few more fires
  • I haven't lived with this from the beginning
  • I hear you
  • I'll double-click on that
  • I'll noodle on that
  • I'm a real Doubting Thomas on this one
  • I'm in a holding pattern
  • In for a penny, in for a pound
  • In line
  • In the chute
  • In the doghouse
  • In the know
  • In the pipe
  • In the red
  • In the same breath
  • In the same vein

Category: C++ Quant > Fix the Job You Got

1 comment:

  1. MY TURN?

    Thank you.

    www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

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