December 28, 2016 By Jessica Felts

8 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying In 2017

December 28, 2016

By Jessica Felts

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December 28, 2016

8 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying In 2017

By Jessica Felts
Product Marketing Manager

It’s almost the end of 2016 and when the ball drops at midnight in just a few days we start fresh with a new year and a blank slate. While we may have grown professionally, picked up on some great new productivity tips, and established excellent WFH habits that should all continue into 2017, there’s also some stuff we need to leave behind. I’m talking about catch phrases, buzz words and lingo that just needs to end. We’ll work on the other bad habits of nail biting, running late, and procrastination at another time, but today we bring you 8 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying In 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to throw away these sayings and start fresh. Check ’em out below!

Circle back: I’ll be sure to circle back with Roger on that timeline.- Are you physically “circling” back? You aren’t a pilot or a race car driver.

Dial-in: Who knows the dial-in? Does anyone have the dial-in? – “” sounds better. It’s as simple as that!

Hit the ground running: It’s time for us to hit the ground running with this client. – Sounds like it would hurt. Can’t we just say “get started”?

Ducks in a row: Make sure you have your ducks in a row for this pitch! – Why does it have to be ducks? Can’t we just agree to be organized?

Ping: Don’t worry, I’ve pinged Andrea about the Q4 project. – Unless you’re playing a game of Pinball Wizard or Ping Pong, saying “emailed”  or “reached out” makes everything a little easier.

Cutting edge: Jordan’s presentation was cutting edge, don’t you think?- Jordan isn’t a figure skater – no need for this phrase anymore.

The Uber of…: That idea is the Uber of ..fill in the blank…- This comparison can stay in 2016, where it has been said millions of times. Let’s move on to the next big thing.

Back-burner: We can put that idea on the back-burner for now.- Too many ideas have gone onto too many back-burners. Bring them to the front burners, people.

Keep these out of your vocab. for a better workplace experience in 2017!


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