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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    Phrases you hate! (AIB RJ)

    Originally posted by The One
    ...... it is what it is
    I hate that phrase!!!!
    In the workplace and in our everyday life I'm sure there are phrases that drive you batty. What are they?


    I hate:

    At the end of the day... Why do people feel the need to say this repeatedly?

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    Most overused phrase in my office...

    It's a heavy lift.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    oh...I have a couple...

    Rule of Thumb

    Do what? (people say this when you didn't ask them to do anything)
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    "24/7"
    "for all intensive (sic) purposes"
    "Give 110%"

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    "I seen it".

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    "Engage" is over used.

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    "Elect (insert name), and he/she will create jobs, not only that, but all jobs created will be good paying jobs".
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    "it is what it is"
    "I kid you not"

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    We'll cap the oil well next week.

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    Urban sprawl.
    Paradigm and paradigm shift.
    I can't get my head around that.
    I'm anxious to go on vacation. (Unless, of course, you really are anxious about flying, or about oil-stained beaches in the Gulf, or something similar.)
    Whatever.

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    "I/we take full responsibility."
    That's great, but what are you doing to make it right?
    Now that I think about it, "make it right" is starting to irritate me.



    EDIT: I influenced something or someone? Curious, because that hasn't happened around here in a very long time.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    As we handle this (insert situation, project name, etc) "Going Forward"

    This one really grates my nerves!!

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    "That's the water we swim in"....and I'm guilty of SAYING it, which makes it worse.
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    Here's one I like.....

    "Going to see a man about a horse."



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    'Surreal'

    Damn celebrities have ruined that word for me
    Edit: Yes i know its not a phrase- no i dont care
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    "He shoots from DOWNTOWN!"
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    "You see all kinds of people there!" (Said with disdain, because apparently seeing all kinds of people is bad.)

    "Thrown under the bus"

    "Hit the head"

    "Passed" meaning died.

    "And then I says to her..."

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    Phrases

    "Your Triglycerides' level is 401." (Something akin to Crisco.)

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    "Step it up" or "Stepping up" is WAY overused.

    "Way to step it up there, Bob."
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    "We need to own that." Said with a lowering of the head and look of contrition, but not the slightest degree of sincerity.
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    This made me think of an article I had read....

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/workl...ork/index.html


    Personally, I hate at worst / it's all good/ let's touch base ...

    Sir, at worst it could be death, but it will probably only be a slight maiming.

    Don't worry about cleaning the poop out of the toilet, it's all good.

    I haven't seen you since your accident, let's touch base.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Texted (mandatory characters)
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    "needless to say"


    "The thing of it is" (SIL says this before any/everything, ugh!)


    'Know what I mean"
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    Close proximity - are there degrees of proximity ?

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    Going/Gone viral.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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