A business term for taking a break, frequently for restroom needs. Was adapted as ‘bio’ to imply a larger spectrum of potential needs such as making a phone call, snack run, etc. While simply using the term ‘break’. Itself would seem sufficient, the term’bio break’ adds a sense of necessity to its invocation which is typically unplanned .
My last meeting ran long, Jim .. Let’s start in five minutes so I can take a quick bio break.
In the financial world this is used to describe the termination of an ongoing relationsip with a customer. This replaces “exiting the relationship,” as it simply sounds more pleasant, or as George Carlin might have playfully contrasted the terms, you ‘disembark’ a cruise ship but ‘exit’ a fire drill.
Mister Stockton’s account remained in overdraft so we disembarked.