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project management

In business, the process of organizing, planning, and executing a particular project. You can take all the training seminars you want, but at the end of the day, project management is the art of getting things done with whatever resources you have.
See also: management, project

between jobs

euphemism Unemployed. A: "I'm just between jobs right now." B: "OK, you've been out of work for six months. It's time to start looking for a new job." Just tell the recruiter that you're between jobs. She doesn't need to know that you got fired!
See also: between, job

between projects

euphemism Unemployed. A: "I'm just between projects right now." B: "OK, you've been out of work for six months. It's time to start looking for a new job." Just tell the recruiter that you're between projects. She doesn't need to know that you got fired!
See also: between, project

project into

1. To thrust forward or extend into something or some place. The rear of the car was projecting into the road when a careless driver smashed into it with his truck. The table is so big that it projects into the adjoining meeting room.
2. To thrust or extend something forward and into something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "project" and "into." He projected his jaw into the air in a show of defiance. The group of people projected their hands into the air in worship.
See also: project

project on

1. To cast a light or illuminated image of someone or something, as from a film or slide, onto some surface. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "project" and "on." We darkened the room and projected the film on the wall. Would you mind erasing the writing on the white board so I can project the notes for today on it? He projected a beam of light on the car so I could see what I was doing.
2. To attribute some subconscious element, such as grief, insecurity, pain, etc., on another person or thing as a way of externalizing and avoiding it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "project" and "on" to specify what the person is projecting. It sounds like she might be projecting on your relationship a bit—I know that she's got a lot of baggage from her childhood that she's still trying to cope with. I wish you would stop projecting your insecurities on me—it's ruining our friendship!
See also: on, project

project onto

1. To cast a light or illuminated image of someone or something, as from a film or slide, onto some surface. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "project" and "onto." We darkened the room and projected the film onto the wall. Would you mind erasing the writing on the white board so I can project the notes for today onto it? He projected a beam of light onto the car so I could see what I was doing.
2. To attribute some subconscious element, such as grief, insecurity, pain, etc., on another person or thing as a way of externalizing and avoiding it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "project" and "onto" to specify what the person is projecting. It sounds like she might be projecting onto your relationship a bit—I know that she's got a lot of baggage from her childhood that she's still trying to cope with. I wish you would stop projecting your insecurities onto me—it's ruining our friendship!
See also: project

between jobs

 and between projects
Euph. unemployed. Interviewer: Tell me about your current position. Job candidate: I'm between jobs right now. When Jill was between projects, she took a computer class at the community college.
See also: between, job

project into something

to extend into something. The end of the grand piano projected into the next room, but she had to have a grand, nonetheless. The front of the car projected into the flower bed when it was parked, but that was all right.
See also: project

project something onto someone

to imagine that someone else experiences one's feelings, especially one's guilt or anger. Since you project your anger onto your best friends, you imagine you have gathered a number of angry people around you. You should not project your feelings onto other people.
See also: project

project something on (to) someone or something

 and project something upon someone or something
to show a picture, such as from a film, transparency, etc., onto something, such as a screen, wall, etc., or even onto a person. Henry projected the pictures onto the screen as he discussed each one. The teacher had to project the slides upon the wall.
See also: on, project
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The statistical data about the structure of the projectable software are imported into the table with the clipboard or directly by the user.
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With a projectable body and frame, he flashes three solid if not average pitches, but needs to work on consistency and delivery to stay healthy in the future.
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Mercer s nationally projectable annual survey includes public and private organizations with 10 or more employees; 2,569 employers responded in 2014.
Soft drinks are virtually a staple in many American households, and the Marsh study, though not projectable on a national scale, reflects the habitual nature of soft drink consumption.
The sample of stores, while not projectable, is representative of a fairly standard operation.
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