10 (more) words and phrases to purge from your copy

The author is back with even more verbal daggers that pierce readers’ hearts.

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And boy, did it open the floodgates to a slew of comments.

Put simply: There’s a bunch of other words and phrases out there that are driving us mad in the business world.

Here are 10 more words and phrases, with one honorable mention and the return of one word from my previous article. This word will. Not. Die.

1. At the end of the day. Technically, the end of the day is 11:59 p.m. If this timing does not apply to whatever you’re talking about, don’t use “at the end of the day.”

2. 24/7. “Check out our website 24/7… any day of the week!” It’s redundant to use this term to describe availability of a website.

3. Leading edge, leading provider, world leader, guru … Too often, businesses are leading providers, industry leading, or market leaders, according to nobody other than themselves. Before you use these superlatives to describe your ultra-fantastic business, products, services, or executive team, make sure you have proof—because you just may be asked for it someday.

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