New Study Looks At The Workplace Jargon Most Likely To Annoy Your Coworkers

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We all have that one phrase people use at work ALL THE TIME that makes us cringe every time and thanks to Duolingo and LinkedIn we now know we're not alone!

A new survey from both brands found the most confusing and overused office jargon in the US and after surveying over 8,000 working professionals they found that "boiling the ocean," "herding cats," and "ducks in a row" were the most confusing and overused work phrases.

Here are the other workplace phrases that either confuse everyone or are used way too much (aka you might want to stop saying these things in the office):

The Most Confusing Jargon in the U.S.

  1. Boiling the ocean
  2. Herding cats
  3. Ducks in a row
  4. Move the needle
  5. Run it up the flagpole

The Most Common Jargon Used in the U.S.

  1. Ducks in a row
  2. Out of pocket
  3. Too many cooks in the kitchen
  4. Drinking the Kool-Aid
  5. Circle back

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