Business English Jargon, from Malta to the real world

Don’t say this at work

For the research, Morar Consulting surveyed 1,061 US employees working in offices with at least 5 people.

Curious about what other jargon the respondents identified really didn’t like? Take these from the survey. and use them or not at your discretion

Blue-sky thinking

Thinking creatively.

In the weeds

Too detailed.


When you add up the pros and cons, this is the answer.




Add numbers to improve the analysis.


Put into action.

Let’s parking lot this


Siloed thinking

Forgetting to consider the impact on other teams or parts of the company.


Let’s stop thinking of it this way and think about it this other way.

It’s time to eat a reality sandwich

Back to the real world for a second.

It’s time to put the soup through the strainer

There’s a lot of junk here we don’t need.

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and How to escape the lost productivity bubble

As for the excessive meetings, Taylor said that managers shouldn’t invite employees to ones they don’t necessarily need to be a part of.

But each team member should also “think and act like a leader”

by using their judgment when deciding if they need to attend, instead of constantly asking their bosses.