The office phrases we love to hate

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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

Balthazar the Blue Great Dane weighs  15 STONE and is seven-foot long, the size of a baby elephant. Shocked vets at a practice in Bilborough believe he could even be a contender for the heaviest dog in the country. See News Team story NTIDOG; Meet Britain's heaviest dog - a seven-foot Great Dane who weighs the same as a baby ELEPHANT. Five-year-old Balthazar stunned his owners when he tipped the scales at more than 15 STONE during a recent trip to the vets. The Blue Great Dane measures a whopping 3ft 3in (1m) from his paw to his shoulder but is 7ft (2.1m) from his nose to his tail. Owners Vinnie, 46, and Dixie Monte-Irvine, 39, were shocked when they took Balthazar to the vets last week and the scales clocked a whopping 15st 6lb (99.3kg). The gigantic Great Dane lives with Vinnie and Dixie and their three children Francesca, 11, Gloria, four, and two-year-old Tyrion at their detached home in Gedling, Nottingham.

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