OShow Hump Day Survey: Most Cringe-Worthy Phrase At Work?


Every Wednesday we throw out a random fact for you to guess at with the OShow #HumpDaySurvey. There are several annoying phrases you may wanna quit using at work!

70 percent of us are guilty of using these cringe-worthy office lines in a recent study by OnePoll in conjunction with Jive Communications. One phrase really angered people the most. What is the most "cringe-worthy" phrase to use at work? (SWNS)

Take a guess and see if you are right, click below:


Here are 40 other horribly annoying phrases they found in the Poll:

Think outside the box
Hammer it out
Heavy lifting
Throw them under the bus
Don't count your chickens before they've hatched
Pushing the envelope
Let the cat out of the bag
Let's circle back
Win-win situation
Blue-sky thinking
Boil the ocean
Low-hanging fruit
Take it to the next level
Barking up the wrong tree
Going forward
Let's ballpark this
Run this up the flagpole
Back to square one
There's no I in team
Back to the drawing board
Paradigm shift
Elephant in the room
Raise the bar
Drill down
Best thing since sliced bread
Deep dive
Skin in the game
Reach out
Touch base
Play hardball
Don't reinvent the wheel
Kept in the loop
The bottom line
Down the road
I'll loop you in
Hit the nail on the head
Team player



Otis was born and raised in a small town in Morton, IL between two pumpkin patches. It’s the Pumpkin Capitol of the World, so there’s that. He considers Charlotte, NC his hometown, after spending 10 years there doing radio and meeting his wife... Read more


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