A term used in defense of a verbal attack. Often said when you are blamed for something that was clearly your fault.
gulf: 'you ruined the the lives of thousands of people, and caused irreparable damage to the environment, not to mention taking away people's livlihoods.'
BP: 'we have a lot on our plate at the moment'
gulf: 'our lives are over'
BP: 'It aint easy, being cheesy'
gulf: 'oh, we understand. Sorry we should've known.