A person who is essential to the operation of the company and who would be difficult to replace.
Example: The CTO was a considered a key man because he understood how all the technical systems were built and what needed to be done if something went down and had to be fixed quickly.
Variations: key woman, key men, key women
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Word: Close It Out
Definition: To mark something as completed.
Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.