Office Lingo We All Love To Hate

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


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

(SWNS Digital)

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