According to a new poll, 72% of people admit to using such overused phrases out of habit, which is certainly falling on deaf ears, since 60% say they don’t even understand what most of them mean. What’s more, 27% of employees tune out colleagues who use such jargon too often.
The survey also compiled a list of the 40 most cringe-worthy phrases used in the office, with “give it 110%” and “think outside the box” voted the most annoying ones out there.
Top Ten Most Hated Office Phrases
Think outside the box
Hammer it out
Throw them under the bus
Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched
Pushing the envelope
Let the cat out of the bag
Let’s circle back
What office phrases do you find to be the most cringe-worthy?