(adj.) a concept, proposal or element of work that is formless or broad, to the extent that it lacks real meaning or that innumerable additional elements could be attached to it, as in: “That’s a Christmas tree proposal Bob, you could hang anything on it”; refers to the Western tradition of decorating an evergreen with all manner of bric-a-brac and baubles during the Christmas season, leading to trees that are increasingly weighted down with a profusion of elements of varying designs; can be used obliquely to critique a lack of specificity or careful thought in what has been presented; may also be an intentional choice, for example when responding to a client’s proposal request in as expansive a fashion as possible to increase the chances of closing the deal

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