How did your business trip go? It was your first one overseas, right?
Well, I came back with mixed results. We got some business but we didn’t get the big deal we were expecting.
That was going to be with the Savory Corporation, wasn’t it?
That’s right. It was frustrating. We seemed to be making good progress in the negotiation and then they began to stall.
Any idea why they were stalling?
We weren’t sure, but I’ve since learned that our biggest competitor was there at the same time as we were.
Maybe they were talking to them the same time as negotiating with you.
I think that’s pretty likely.
Stall — выигрывать время; медлить, не решаться.
She says she’ll give me the money next week but I think she’s just Stalling.
Она говорит, что отдаст мне деньги на следующей неделе, но мне кажется, что она просто Тянет время.