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Annoying Buzzwords & Business Jargon

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    Deliverable - What needs to be done, as opposed to all the unimportant stuff clients pay for.
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    Bandwidth - Geeky, pretentious shorthand for available manpower.
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    Circle Back - Arriving at the epiphany that you didn't succeed at something so now you are on plan B or having to come up with a plan B.
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    Ducks in a Row - We need to get everything neatly arranged and sorted out so we can give the impression of being well-organised.
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    Effort - To try, often in vain---as when attempting to turn a noun into a verb.
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    Fail - Hideous shorthand for “failure.”
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    Going Forward - Often used when things have gone wrong thus far.
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    Make it Happen - Inspiring sendoff to a back breaking project.
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    Organic - Home-grown---unlike companies addicted to costly, ruinous acquisitions.
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    Rock Star - Abused term of endearment for talented employees.
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    Sacrifice - To fire someone while not using the word “fire” because you’re a spineless wimp.
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    Solution - There's solutions for everything; a solution for that bug in your software or even a solution for why the staff microwave won't heat things properly anymore.
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    Leverage - 'Come on guys, all we need to do is apply a bit of leverage'; a phrase which is heard in times of manipulate need. A noun successfully hidden as a verb.
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    Robust - A severely overused phrase which has lost its true meaning. A lead pipe is robust, your boss’s ideas probably are not.
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    Transparent - Translation: not being honest but somehow yet being open about facts.
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    Reach Out - Having contact with someone. This has a creepy connotation and is best suited not in conversations with the opposite gender.
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    Win-Win - Everyone should be happy with the results. Reality: no one is happy with the results except for maybe the user of this terminology.
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    Touch Base - Million dollar question is this - which base should I touch anyway?
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    Engage - It used to mean when two humans decide to make their relationship legally binding. Now it means, well, about a hundred million different things depending on context, who you ask, and whether you ask on Facebook or Twitter.
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    Execute - Complete a task. So basically, doing something.
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    Guesstimate - To estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics. Guessing. It's called guessing.
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    Gee, thanks for that insightful statement.
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    Push the Envelope - To see how far you can go with something without getting caught.
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    Resolve - Often a fancy way of saying "determine" or "settle."
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    Streamline - Making the process simpler and more efficient.
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    Utilize - Use. The word you're looking for is use.
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    Resolution - Fix the problem.