Frances Cole James, author of The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today's Business World, offers a list of overused phrases in business.
- Pick your brain
- Throw it against the wall and see what sticks
- Sweat equity
- It's not rocket science
- The ball's in your court
- Drill down
- I, personally
- Quite unique (and its compatriots "very unique," "really unique" and "most unique
- Past history
- Urgent (and its frequent companion "crisis")
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