Bow Wave


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Bow Wave

A slang term for the initial shock of a change decreed by upper management. The term has a slightly negative connotation, but the situation is usually considered to be temporary.
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Clinton should take up the cudgels and swing until programs in the investment bow wave heading his way are dead.
Tough decisions to trim procurement programs may be justified today, but could eventually exacerbate the bow wave even more.
Drive slowly and steadily; the bow wave you create at the front of the vehicle should be as small as possible.
Understandably, he didn't want to ride in on anyone's bow wave.
The pharmaceutical industry is under increasing pressure to reengineer clinical trial processes, in order to cope with a bow wave of new compounds and to deliver reduced costs and increase speed to market.
I was fishing the tail end of a pool some distance from the tidal beats and, as the fly was sweeping around the pool, I saw a huge bow wave move in the water just below it.
That came in an end- of season maiden on turf at Doncaster, where he was 11th of 21 to Bow Wave after being made 13-2 joint-favourite.
It was on time at each milestone, with no bow wave of jobs to be finished in a panic to cross the finishing line, there were shared savings, even some money returned
He added: "The worry is that it is only the bow wave of what will be coming for many years.
I'm not saying for a moment that Bow Wave is anAirwave, but I know when I see a wellhandicapped horse, and he is going to be better than his current mark of 80 when he reaches the height of his ability.
The bow wave hurled me aside out of the ship's path but it was so powerful my raft flipped over.
Bow Wave commands respect after two promising runs over six furlongs.