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Quick Question Business Related - "Outfit"

In business, does the term "outfit" have a negative connotation? For example, if you refer to someone's company as an "outfit" is that in anyway saying the business is small time?

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 04:04 PM
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I would say no. Using a word like "outfit" is just a douchie businessperson's way of displaying they have a Dawson's Creek-esque grasp of vocabulary.
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I would say no. Using a word like "outfit" is just a douchie businessperson's way of displaying they have a Dawson's Creek-esque grasp of vocabulary.
Not sure what Dawson's Creek has to do with this, but that was funny lol

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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The syndicate used to be called "The Outfit" .....

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Not necessarily 'small time' but certainly not a multi-national corporation.

In some ways, it can be a very good compliment as well because it's a way of saying "they are not big corporate" and all the negative connotations that 'big corporate' brings with it... ie: bloat, takes 6 months to schedule a meeting to decide if you need to have another meeting about scheduling meetings, etc

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Not necessarily 'small time' but certainly not a multi-national corporation.

In some ways, it can be a very good compliment as well because it's a way of saying "they are not big corporate" and all the negative connotations that 'big corporate' brings with it... ie: bloat, takes 6 months to schedule a meeting to decide if you need to have another meeting about scheduling meetings, etc
Ok, good. That was the exact context in which it was meant.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Haven't you ever watched Dawson's Creek? They all sit around and talk like someone implanted a thesaurus in their heads. True story.
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