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Verbiage /ˈvəːbɪɪdʒ/ (n.)
(Derogatory; usu. by salespeople) The fundamental legal and commercial protections a legal eagle spends hours crafting and negotiating into every contract. The only thing keeping a salesperson’s ass out of jail.[1] Not to be confused with flannel (although salespeople have no inkling there is any difference).

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  1. Oh, all right this might be exaggerating a little bit.