a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours

a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours

proverb Committees take a very long time to accomplish something, if they accomplish anything at all. A pun on "minutes," which is a record of what is discussed at a particular meeting. A: "The task force has been in a meeting all day! How can they not have reached a decision by now?" B: "Well, a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours." I think we need to make the board of trustees smaller, not larger. Remember, a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours. Please, it'll take them five more meetings to decide on a font for the proposal. You know how it is—a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.
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