I assume this is what the (mainly) women in call centers mean while they struggle to handle a request. But I can't help thinking that they could imply baring all - except that with the sound-only medium of the telephone this hardly makes a lot of sense.
But the thought for today is to come up with the best retort.
"Please bare with me"
"I will if you will"
Surely I am not the only one to think along these lines?