List Of The Most Cringe-worthy Office Lingo!

Cringe-worthy office lingo … "Thinking outside the box" ... "Giving it 110 percent" ... "Pushing the envelope." According to a new survey, more than 70 percent of us are guilty of using these cringe-worthy office lines … and the other 30 percent of us are annoyed every time we hear them!

Here are the some of the most cringe-worthy phrases used at the office (from a list of 40):

  • Give 110 percent

  • Think outside the box

  • Hammer it out

  • Heavy lifting

  • Throw them under the bus

  • Pushing the envelope

  • Win-win situation

  • Blue-sky thinking

  • Synergy

  • Low-hanging fruit

  • Take it to the next level

  • Barking up the wrong tree

  • Let's ballpark this

  • Run this up the flagpole

  • Back to square one

  • Paradigm shift

  • Elephant in the room

  • Raise the bar

  • Drill down

  • Deep dive

  • Skin in the game

  • Touch base

  • Play hardball

  • Don't reinvent the wheel

  • Kept in the loop/I’ll loop you in

  • The bottom line

  • Team player

Source: SWNS Digital

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