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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.
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: job
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!
between jobsand 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.
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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.
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.
project something on (to) someone or somethingand 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.