What is Said:
- A number of different approaches are being tried.
- An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem.
- Developed after years of intensive research.
- Modification are underway to correct certain minor difficulties.
- Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive.
- Test results were extremely gratifying.
- The design will be finalized in the next reporting period.
- The entire concept is unworkable.
- We need close project coordination.
What is Meant:
- We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re moving.
- We just hired three guys… we’ll let them kick it around for a while.
- It was discovered by accident.
- We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.
- The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.
- It works, and boy are we surprised!
- We haven’t started this job yet, but we’ve got to say something.
- The only guy who understood the thing just quit.
- We should have asked someone else.