M: Here are the leads from last week's exhibit as a trade show. There are about forty or so that are hot. You should contact them immediately,in the next twenty-four hours if you can. The rest are categorized according to potential and interest.You can see we've got our hot stack, our warm stack, our lukewarms, and our cold but not dead stack.
F: Haha... please don't tell me you've got a dead stack. I hate making cold calls...
M: Don't worry, most of the leads on mildly interested, if not strongly interested. We've just got to make sure the Hot ones are contacted right away. And even the contacts that for what ever reason aren't prepared to make an order now, they might be interested in the future.Please be conscanciouss about getting a hold of everyone of these leads. We've spent a big chunk of marketing budget to find these people.I don't want our investment to go down the drain.
F: Don't worry, I've gotchya covered.
categorize:to put people or things into groups according to what type they are 将…分类;把…加以归类 verb VN ~ sb/sth (as sth)
See also: classify Synonym
Participants were categorized according to age and sex. 参加者按年龄和性别分组。
His latest work cannot be categorized as either a novel or an autobiography. 他最近的作品既不属于小说也不属于自传。
order:a request to make or supply goods 订货;订购;订单 countable uncountable ~ (for sth)
I would like to place an order for ten copies of this book. 这本书我想订购十册。
an order form 订货单
The machine parts are still on order(= they have been ordered but have not yet been received) 机器零件尚在订购之中。
These items can be made to order(= produced especially for a particular customer) 这几项可以订做。(go) down the drain informal
(to be) wasted; (to get) very much worse 被浪费掉;变得非常糟糕
It's just money down the drain, you know. 你要知道，这是白白丢钱。
Safety standards have gone down the drain. 安全标准根本不管用了.