I have one more question concerning Lucy Kellaway’s 2012 Golden flannel Award .
The another contender of the Preposition Award was a usage of against.
The first was shown to advantage recently in a statement from Lloyds: “We have made substantial progress against our strategic objectives”, which suggests the bank is moving in the wrong direction.
This usage of against sounds completely wrong to me. Do you think this is deliberate ? If so, what is the intension of the author ?