get the client "a little bit pregnant"

13:25 Nov 27, 2006
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English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Slang
English term or phrase: get the client "a little bit pregnant"
So, as a Brit I have to ask my American colleagues something:

Today's Dilbert cartoon is based on a misunderstanding of the phrase "get the client a little bit pregnant".

What does this mean in a business context?


Link (date 11/27):
Craig Meulen
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:03

Summary of answers provided
2making the client an offer he can't refuse
Jonathan MacKerron

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get the client
making the client an offer he can't refuse

is my read, but still just a guess.
Or perhaps "do whatever it takes to get the client to sign"

Jonathan MacKerron
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