Most people working in an office have come across at least one of these at some point, and most will have cringed inside upon encountering them. It might be a British thing, but hearing the following word combination is not a pleasant experience: touch base. Indeed, 24 percent of respondents to a recent Glassdoor
survey in the UK
said that they were annoyed by this particular example of office jargon. Close behind was the classic 'blue sky thinking' with 21 percent.
Further down on 9 percent, and getting a tad more niche is 'punch a puppy', meaning to do something bad for the greater good. Also with 9 percent is 'let's get our ducks in a row', a needlessly abstract way of saying you need to be prepared for something.