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What corporate lawyers say Vs what corporate lawyers mean

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The euphemisms that keep the deals moving

They don’t necessarily mean what they say in the partnership boardrooms in the Square Mile — as a bunch of City lawyers have been noting on a highly amusing “work euphemisms” thread that has been doing the rounds online this month.

We’ve celebrated our 14 favourites through the medium of corporate stock images…

‘In a meeting’

1

‘Quite challenging’

2

‘One or two issues’

3

‘I welcome any advice’

4

‘Of course we agreed compound interest’

5

‘I look forward to hearing from you’

businessman using a laptop in an office

The promotion to ‘legal director’

7

‘Apologies for the urgency’

‘I am on speaker phone’

9

‘Where would the firm be without her?’

10

Retirement best wishes

11

‘Thanks for the helpful comments’

12

‘The life and soul of the Christmas party’

13

‘A commercial solution’

14

Hat tip to the RollOnFriday messageboard — the full thread is here.