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    Rich is an engineer at a computer company and Shelly is a reporter.

    Rich leaned back and rubbed his chin.
    "I guess we were most nervous around April, when we thought we were looking at a significant overrun. But I dont think we want to put that in the article."
    "you had to go back to the well with the clients?"Shelly sympathized.
    "that's never pretty".

    what does the "overrun " mean?
    and what is "you had to go back to the well with the clients?" ?

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    Overrun (count noun)
    too much production; or production reaches to a level which is more than expected


    >you had to go back to the well with the clients
    Not sure.
    Just a guess.
    you had to go back to the place where there are a lot of clients to deal with. Shelly sympathized (Shelly may wish to express, "you know dealing with clients is troublesome! Ar~!")

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    Rich is an engineer at a computer company and Shelly is a reporter.

    Rich leaned back and rubbed his chin.
    "I guess we were most nervous around April, when we thought we were looking at a significant overrun. But I dont think we want to put that in the article."
    "you had to go back to the well with the clients?"Shelly sympathized.
    "that's never pretty".

    what does the "overrun " mean?
    and what is "you had to go back to the well with the clients?" ?
    an overrun is the amount of money that exceeds the original estimate.

    to go to the well means to have to go and ask for money, request money.

    In the example above, the clients will be asked to pay more money and obviously no one likes to fork out more money. That's what Shelly says (= it's never pretty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    Rich is an engineer at a computer company and Shelly is a reporter.

    Rich leaned back and rubbed his chin.
    "I guess we were most nervous around April, when we thought we were looking at a significant overrun. But I dont think we want to put that in the article."
    "you had to go back to the well with the clients?"Shelly sympathized.
    "that's never pretty".

    what does the "overrun " mean?
    and what is "you had to go back to the well with the clients?" ?
    Natalie has got it. :D

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