The office phrases we love to hate

Jargon-heavy meetings are the bane of office workers lives.

Jargon-heavy meetings are the bane of office workers lives.

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They are the irritating phrases you just can’t get out of your head after a long, hard day at the office....

‘Move the goalposts’ or ‘teamwork, dreamwork’ or ‘can I borrow you for a sec?’ - they’re all workplace ‘buzz lines’ that we love to hate, according the research by jobs site reed.co.uk.

A survey of 2,000 workers came up with these jargon gems.

Phrases guaranteed to irritate your co-workers:

1. Can I borrow you for a sec?

2. How long is a piece of string?

3. Think outside the box

4. Teamwork, dreamwork

5. Keep me in the loop

6. Win-win

7. Pick your brains

8. I’m stacked

9. Blue sky thinking

10. Just playing devil’s advocate

The most overused sayings in the workplace:

1. Can I borrow you for a sec?

2. Pick your brains

3. Think outside the box

4. Me in the loop

5. Get the ball rolling

6. All hands on deck

7. How long is a piece of string?

8. Back to the drawing board

9. Can you shed some light on this

10. Move the goalposts

Online expressions people say in the workplace:

1. OMG

2. LOL

3. FYI

4. Epic fail

5. Cringe

6. Swag

7. YOLO

8. On point / on fleek

9. For the win

10. That’s cray