2 definitions by Night_Starfish

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B/O
Bad Order

A term used by a tradesman originally believed to be separated by a semicolon, i.e...

BAD part; ORDER a new one

The common adjective is an all-encompassing term used to describe something that is broken, while at the same time, being as nondescript as possible to avoid excessive work.
Example:

Repair Order: "engine is b/o"

Rookie: "the engine smells?"

Veteran: "No, it's broken"

Rookie: "What do you mean broken? What kind of broken? Does it have a miss? does it leak? Is it broken in two?"

Veteran: "Dunno yet, lets go inspect it."

Rookie: "Who wrote this up? Didn't the inspector already inspect it in the first place?!"

Veteran: "Yup"

Rookie: "Lazy swing-shifter"
by Night_Starfish April 17, 2012
To stop working early or leave something unfinished for the next person to come along.

Derived from shift workers whereby graveyard shift, the most unappreciated and thankless of all the shifts, comes to a stopping point, and leaves the rest "fresh" or ready to be picked up by the upcoming day shift.

This can be used both as a legitimate response to an inquiry concerning turnover, or as a joke used at the beginning of the shift when the work expectations are outlined by the boss
Example 1

Night Foreman over the radio: "Will you boys be able to stretch the wire to the heat pump by quitting time? Or did you spend all night sleeping and stealing instead of working?"

Electrician in response: "Nope, it's gonna be fresh for days"

Night Foreman in thought "Damn lazy sparkies"

Example 2

Shift Supervisor: "All right guys, we need to have these pipes installed by lunch time, got it?"

Lead Pipe-fitter: "Gotcha, fresh for days"

Everyone else: "fresh for days; damn right; take a break etc..."
by Night_Starfish April 17, 2012
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