Making Quick and Slow Decisions
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vendor – a company that sells products or services to another company; supplier * We could simplify our accounts payable if we reduced the number of vendors we work with. For example, we could order all our office supplies from just one company instead of from five different ones.
to go with – to choose to use a particular product or a particular service provider; to choose to have or use a certain thing * We decided to go with orange paint for painting the dining room.
hesitant – pausing and delaying to do or decide something because one isn’t sure * After everything you just told me about that company, I’m hesitant to accept the job.
to ponder – to consider; to think about something very seriously for a long period of time * How often do we stop and take time to ponder the meaning of life?
rash – done or decided very quickly, often so quickly that a mistake is made * They made a rash decision to get married, only knowing each other for a few weeks.
to sit on (something) – to spend a lot of time thinking about something before one makes a decision * When they make the job offer, don’t respond right away. Sit on it for a few days and try to figure out whether it’s what you really want.
of two minds – undecided; able to see the advantages and disadvantages of doing two different things, but unable to decide which one would be better * Sandra is of two minds as to whether she should specialize in mechanical or electrical engineering.
to switch – to change from one thing to another; to stop using or doing one thing so that one can use or do another thing * Why did you decide to switch from drinking coffee in the mornings to drinking tea?
sound – logical, rational, and well-though-out * Our school needs a sound policy on how to handle fights between students.