You work in a defense contracting company with cushy no-bid contractors using obsolete engineering skills making the big bucks. You get let go from your cushy job at the cushy defense contracting firm, will you salary be 'marked to market' in the truly dreaded private sector?
You eat too much over the holidays. You weigh yourself after the holidays. Do you weigh the same as before or will the scale 'mark' you to 'market?'
You used to be a fine long distance runner. Over time you gain weight and forget to exercise. You run again, you will be 'mark' you to 'market.'