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English definition of “management speak”

management speak

noun [U] (also management-speak)
 
 
disapproving
WORKPLACE words and expressions that are used by managers and in management theory, but may not be understood by ordinary people: "Relationship marketing" is management speak for selling products by offering discounts and benefits to existing customers.
(Definition of management speak from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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