'There was a word like that a while ago,' Coco (Chinese) said. 'What was it?'
I said I couldn't remember and asked for a clue.
'Taking something. Taking the piss? I think yeah. Taking the piss.'
Stumped, I said I'd have to think about it. A few moments later, after rifling through her notebook, Coco showed me the phrase she'd been trying to recall:
'...and keeping pace with recent developments...'