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Sandbag

1. Informal; an anti-takeover measure.

2. When a company desires a takeover and it has a potential buyer, a stalling tactic the company uses to find a better buyer without scaring off the buyer it already has.

3. In sales, the practice of a salesperson to delay the completion of a deal until such time as he/she will be able to maximize his/her commission.

sandbag

An action taken by a company to stall an anticipated takeover attempt.
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Manuel contracted Miami, Florida-based product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Auto Sandbagger to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
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Although Dennis Burgess did a lot of theatre work many of his acting jobs throughout the 1970s were small parts in popular TV series such The Professionals, The Sandbaggers, Space 1999, Within These Walls and Public Eye.
Last weekend, a regular golfing foursome of friends, Larry Baker from Lunenburg, Joe Lizotte from Ashburnham, and Dave Laaksonen and Mike Bastien, both from Fitchburg, were taking their drives, iron shots and putts at Sandbaggers, playing simulated golf at the Michigan Donald Ross Memorial Course, one of 29 different courses that can be called up on the huge computerized video screen.
The physics of the system are outstanding," said Sandbaggers owner and president Rick Vogel.
Vogel, who incorporated Sandbaggers as a business with his brothers Mike and Bill, who serve as partners, compared his facility to a video game without joysticks, but with the real golf sticks - clubs.
Vogel also recommended that Sandbaggers is a perfect spot for beginners to learn the game without the pressure of playing on an actual course.
Among the top-notch courses golfers can scroll for and call up for play at Sandbaggers are St.
The Yamaa Trust, chaired by David Scott, the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland, was set up five years ago by veterans of expeditions organised by Scots-based company Sandbaggers.
Born in Hampstead, London, Sue is a respected theatre actress and starred in Seventies spy series The Sandbaggers before her role in Only Fools.
The58-year-old actress, best known for her roles in The Cuckoo Waltz, The Sandbaggers and Rings On Their Fingers, took a lead role in the 1987Taggart production Cold Blood, free thanks to your Daily Record on Monday.
She later appeared in The Sandbaggers and Tales Of The Unexpected, The Bill, and starred opposite Malcolm McDowell in the movie The Fairy King Of Ar.