Office Clichés Best Forgotten in 2010

The Brooke, an equestrian welfare charity in the UK, surveyed 3,000 people to identify the most annoying office clichés of 2009. Some of my pet peeves are on this list. Let’s banish them forever! See below for the top 20 annoying clichés.  I would add those annoying old ones that people still use:  “Taking it to the next level” and “Pushing the envelope”.

1. At the end of the day
2. What goes around, comes around
3. It’s not rocket science
4. Thinking outside the box
5. Flogging a dead horse
6. Don’t shoot the messenger
7. Going forward
8. By the close of play
9. Give you the heads up
10. Live and learn
11. C’est la vie
12. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
13. Hit the ground running
14. Always look on the bright side of life
15. Suck it and see
16. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
17. Don’t worry, be happy
18. I know it’s a big ask
19. I’m out
20. There are no flies on me

Read more about the survey here; and, if you work in a cubicle, this rendition of  The Cubicle Song is worth another listen.


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