Staffing firm Accountemps periodically surveys executives to find out what they deem the most annoying and overused office cliches. Here are a few of the best, according to CBS MoneyWatch.
Leverage -- Basically, doing more with less. Example: "After the layoffs, we can leverage our staff of three to cover the entire Eastern seaboard."
"It is what it is" -- Not much you can do about it. As in "Our staff has just been cut in half. It is what it is."
"Viral"-- So prevalent that it's everywhere, perhaps nauseatingly so. Example: "Twitter has gone viral."
"Game changer" -- A catalyst of some sort that can change the way someone or something is viewed. Example: " Getting indicted for fraud was a game changer for Bernie Madoff."
"Disconnect"-- When you want one thing, but get something else. Example: "There is a disconnect between what the consumer wants and what we intend to provide."
"Value-add" -- A gain of some kind, usually financial. Example: "She refuses to donate to charity unless she sees some value-add, say, eternal salvation."