Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a wash-up (meeting)

wash-upwash-up meeting
Meaning(s)
1) a discussion held at the end of a task in order to conduct a review and clear up any remaining issues
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    • the boss called us in for a wash-up after the project was completed
  • Analysis
    A 'wash-up' or a 'wash-up meeting' takes place at the end of a project to review its success (or not) and ensure that everything has been covered. A wash-up meeting is used to evaluate the success of a project and to identify learning outcomes or to review the process. This is very much a business term, so you are unlikely to hear it used in a social context. 
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The boss called us all in for a wash-up meeting after our new product's official rollout was complete.
    2. At the end of every project, we have a wash-up to figure out ways to improve and allow team members to share their experiences. 
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