Before the end of 2016 appears, we'll be looking to uncover the UK's top "office idioms" - also known as annoying office phrases you're using at work that your colleagues can't stand!
We've pulled together the top 64 office phrases and idioms from across the UK and will be running a Twitter Poll knockout tournament to find the all-time favourite - to do this we need your help! To "get the ball rolling" and cast your vote, read on below...
Inspired by Richard Osman's World Cup of Crisps, from the 10th October 2016 we will be running a daily Knockout Tournament via Twitter polls until we have an outright winner.
Each poll will consist of four office phrases, with the winner from each group advancing to the next round.
So just one question remains - will it be “blue sky thinking” that takes the top spot, or perhaps “it’s not rocket science” to assume “low hanging fruit” will be the winner “at the end of the day”!
Join in the fun and cast your vote for the UK's top office idiom you love to hate.
Based on our research, here's the starting line-up for the tournament:
First Round of 16
Second Round of 16
Third Round of 16
Fourth Round of 16
|Blue sky thinking||Singing from the same hymn sheet||Cracking the whip||Innovate|
|Content is king||Empower||Not enough bandwidth||Move the needle|
|Win-win||Game changer||Benchmark||Punch a puppy|
|It is what it is||Going forward||Reach out||Thought shower|
|Think outside the box||No brainer||Back to the drawing board||To wash its own face|
|A lot on my plate||Move the goalposts||It's all good||Action that|
|Thanks in advance||Do more with less||Lessons learned||Joined up thinking|
|Ducks in a row||Thrown under the bus||Sooner rather than later||Brain storm|
|Keep me in the loop||Working fingers to the bone||Hit the ground running||Flogging a dead horse|
|Get the ball rolling||All hands on deck||Best practice||Out of pocket|
|Bite the bullet||Keep your eye on the ball||Cool beans||Take ownership|
|It’s on my radar||Drill down||Absolutely, oh absolutely||Make it happen|
|Low hanging fruit||Can I borrow you for a sec?||Idea shower||Its not rocket science|
|At the end of the day||Team work, dream work||Bring to the table||Going forward|
|Let's touch base||Heads up||Run up the flagpole||Ever green|
|Reach out||Close of play||Amazeballs||Power through|
Round 1 - starting 14th November 2016
The first round consists of 16 groups of 4 phrases, Each poll is run for 24hrs on Twitter, with the top 2 qualifying for the next round!
ROUND 1 - GROUP 1 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 2 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 3 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 5 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 6 of 16
TWITTER POLL; We're on the search for the Most Annoying Office Phrase - what do you hear most?https://t.co/GKQUjyNfKW— Kit Out My Office (@KitOutMyOffice) November 19, 2016
Round 1 Group 6:
ROUND 1 - GROUP 7 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 9 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 10 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 11 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 13 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 14 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 15 of 16
ROUND 1 - GROUP 16 of 16https://www.kitoutmyoffice.com/pages/most-annoying-office-phrases-knockout-competition
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