What Are the Most Hated Office Cliches?

Anyone who’s worked in an office has had to deal with that person who loves to throw around cliché office phrases to try and get folks motivated for work...

  • According to a new poll, 72% of people admit using overused office jargon out of habit, with 60% saying they don’t even understand what most phrases mean
  • 27% of employees tune out colleagues who use such jargon too often
  • “Give 110%" and “think outside the box” were voted the most cringe-worthy office phrases

Top Ten Most Cringe-worthy Office Phrases(click here for the complete list)

  1. Give 110%
  2. Think outside the box
  3. Hammer it out
  4. Heavy lifting
  5. Throw them under the bus
  6. Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched
  7. Pushing the envelope
  8. Let the cat out of the bag
  9. Let’s circle back
  10. Win-win situation

Source: Moneyish

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