Communication Skills

Checklist: Most Irritating And Overused Phrases We Hear At Work


You need to know about clichés.  Clichés are terms, phrases, or even ideas that, upon their inception, may have been striking and thought-provoking but became unoriginal through repetition and overuse.  Some of the horrendous clichés used often in the workplace are:

Going forward
End of play
Touch base
It's on my radar
No brainer
Best of breed
Low hanging fruit
Reach out
Dive deeper
Think outside the box
Positive momentum
On my plate
At the end of the day
Run the numbers
Touch points
Keep your eye on the ball
Back to the drawing board
Get the ball rolling
Bang for your buck
Close the deal
When the rubber hits the road
Shift paradigm
Move the needle
Move the goal post
Value added
Across the piece
All hands on deck