If you're too scared or asleep at the switch
, it just makes it easier for your competitors.
Even if government regulators were asleep at the switch
, it is difficult to believe that all of the many financial institutions that handled Madoff's money were oblivious to what this fraudster was doing.
Apparently the lady in the satellite who bosses me around and tells me to turn left or right was asleep at the switch
"I went from asleep at the switch
to back on the trail thanks to this option."
There was a gathering storm and lots of people were asleep at the switch
, except seemingly a former top diplomat James Bartleman.
Proof that ATC is sometimes asleep at the switch
came when I was heading home in a borrowed Cessna 172 from the Mid-Atlantic back to northern New England.
During the last 10-plus years, I have lost count of the number of dollars I have received due to class-action lawsuits, won in large part because the board was asleep at the switch
and allowed mismanagement or fraud to go on.
Dramatizing phrases such as, "Satellites can have several important uses related to intelligence," Sputnik Declassified concludes that the stoic Eisenhower took secrets "to the grave." These belied his "popular image" as an unimaginative duffer who dismissed space exploration as mere theatrics and fell asleep at the switch
while the Russians rocketed ahead.
THE United States has been "asleep at the switch
" and a financial regulatory upgrade is needed in the wake of Bernard Madoff's alleged pounds 32.7 billion fraud scheme and the pounds 458 billion Wall Street bailout, president-elect Barack Obama said yesterday.
"We have been asleep at the switch
-- not just some regulatory agencies but some of the congressional committees," Obama said at a press conference in Chicago, blaming "a White House that started with the premise that deregulation was always good."
Distancing herself and McCain from the past eight years of the Republican-led administration under President Bush, she continued, "Washington has been asleep at the switch
and ineffective, and management on Wall Street has not run these institutions responsibly."
McCain untethered, we'll quote at length: ''Mismanagement and greed became the operating standard while regulators were asleep at the switch
. The primary regulator of Wall Street, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) kept in place trading rules that let speculators and hedge funds turn our markets into a casino.