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Which phrases irritate you?
Tue, December 14, 2010

We've compiled a list of the most overused expressions and phrases of 2010, but which ones have you noticed around the proverbial water cooler?

Are there any sayings you wish would go away?



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"it's on my bucket list..."

So tired of that one.
Em, 2012-05-01 01:18:33

It's usually politicians that use the phrase "moving forward." They must have a book of political catchphrases that they can use.
william ainsworth, 2012-02-29 10:58:28

"Outside the box" or Outside the envelope"

"Trendy"


David Shaw, 2012-01-31 19:49:05

when people add "just saying" after a sentence when they think it might tick some one off.
meg, 2011-12-06 18:37:27

it's got to be all the idiot rock stars and over paid athletes who continually say "you know what I'm sayin" 24 times in a 90 second conversation while simultaneously holding up two fingers up on each hand as further expression
Murph, 2011-12-06 17:22:40

how about "bite me"good when it needs to be good and great when it needs to be bad it simply makes the statement
tabomatoo, 2011-12-06 17:16:45

"at the end of the day"

Really!! what ever happened to ...it's your choice, you need to decide, things haven't changed...
Crystal, 2011-12-06 15:46:10

"World class" used to describe an Olympic or international athlete, if they were not world class, they would not be in the applicable competition, would they?!

John
John, 2011-12-06 15:14:15

"Elephant in the room"

people think they're intellectual when they say this...so annoying!
SS Ottawa, 2011-12-06 14:09:53

you forgot

whatever - which means nothing

Paradigm shift - which means nothing

OOOHkkkkk - which means nothing

you also missed a whole plethora of bad business platitudes used only by jack a$$es trying to sound like they know something about anything.

I.e. lets get down to brass tacks

get er done

I"ll take that under advisement and get back to you - which means they don't have a clue and your never going to be contacted back.

and

the 2 most overly used and annoying phrases on the planet, usually perpetrated by your manager LUMBERG on a friday at 4 o clock:

Hey have you got a minute! - which means you going to do his or her job whether you want to or not.

and

I need you to do me a favour - which means your being told and your not getting out of here any time soon.


an, 2011-12-06 13:44:09

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