A useless meeting that only has the purpose to make the organizer look good. For example, if a CTO organizes a meeting to discuss a project that has no business impact but the project was their idea, that would be a vanity meeting.
Example: The employee thought it was vanity meeting, so decided to attend to be supportive but not turn on their video so they could focus on other work.
Variations: pointless meeting
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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.