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Dec 14 2009

Today’s 10 Worst Phrases to Use in Business


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.

  1. Pick your brain
  2. Throw it against the wall and see what sticks
  3. Sweat equity
  4. It's not rocket science
  5. The ball's in your court
  6. Drill down
  7. I, personally
  8. Quite unique (and its compatriots "very unique," "really unique" and "most unique
  9. Past history
  10. Urgent (and its frequent companion "crisis")

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