Feed the Gorilla

Feed the Gorilla

A slang term meaning to spend the minimum amount of time required on core competencies in order to devote more time to other projects. Feeding the gorilla is high risk as one may ignore the most sustainable parts of a business.
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The family travelled to Blackpool Zoo where they were given VIP treatment so Ben and brother Max could step behind the enclosures to feed the gorillas and sea lions.