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I have some difficulty in understanding the following sentences. Could the teacher help me ? Thank you very mcuh.

1、As a project manager, you will often have projects presented to you that are barely past the big-picture stage
What does "barely past the big-picture stage"mean here?
2、The diffefence between objectives and goals. ...are both examples of objectives. If we clean these statements up a tad and add some measures and dates, we’ll have goals.
What does "clean these statements up a tad and add some measures and dates" mean?
3、 One person may have the authority or influence to twist the arm of another
What is the meaning of " to twist the arm of another" here ?
4、 "Two people act like oil and water when put into the same room together"
What is the meaning of "act like oil and water " in this sentence?
 

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'big picture' = outline
'a tad' = a bit
twist the arm = apply pressure
oil and water don't mix
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minhua said:
I have some difficulty in understanding the following sentences. Could the teacher help me ? Thank you very mcuh.

1、As a project manager, you will often have projects presented to you that are barely past the big-picture stage
What does "barely past the big-picture stage"mean here?

It is still in thje planningh stage. Not many details have been worked out.

minhua said:
2、The diffefence between objectives and goals. ...are both examples of objectives. If we clean these statements up a tad and add some measures and dates, we’ll have goals.

There is no meaningful difference between objectives and goals.

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