Buzzword Bingo

Ok peeps. The January grind have you down? Here's a classic exercise in tension relief in the 1st world white collar realm. Buzzword bingo!

Here's a compilation of 75 to get started. Make up your own cards and check them off one by one as each hackneyed phrase, each threadbare cliche is uttered once again. When the last one is spokem yell "Bingo"! Then update your LinkedIn profile as your job search begins anew :).

This is far from an authoritative list, so feel free to comment within your own. Also, you millennials, Generation Z'ers, or whatever we call this generation new entrants into the workaday word may feel free to ask for definitions of these arcane entries in the bizbuzz lexicon. 

Without further ado, here are 75 things to say when you prefer to say nothing at all:

  • All hands on deck

  • Apples to apples

  • Back to the drawing board

  • Baked in

  • Bang for the/your buck

  • Best of breed

  • Break a leg

  • Circle back around

  • Close the deal

  • Close the loop

  • Coming down the pike or Coming down the pipe

  • Cradle to grave

  • Crunch time

  • Disruption or Disruptive

  • Drinking the Kool-Aid

  • Ecosystem

  • Elephant in the room

  • End of play

  • Get my manager's blessing

  • Get the ball rolling

  • Going forward

  • Grease the skids

  • Head in the sand

  • Help me help you

  • Hypothetically speaking

  • I don't have the bandwidth

  • Incentivize

  • It is what it is

  • It will be great exposure

  • Keep your eye on the ball

  • Let me noodle on it (a bit)

  • Let's make sure we're all aligned or Let's make sure we're all in alignment

  • Let's take this off line

  • Let's touch base

  • Leveraged to the hilt

  • Living breathing artifact/document

  • Locked and loaded

  • Loop me in

  • Low hanging fruit

  • Monetize or Monetized

  • Move the cheese or Move the goal post or Move the needle

  • Net-net

  • No brainer

  • On my plate

  • Open up the kimono

  • Par for the course

  • Peeling back the onion

  • Ping me

  • Pivot

  • Positive momentum

  • Preaching to the choir

  • Rock star

  • Rule of thumb

  • Run it up the flagpole

  • Run the numbers

  • Seamless integration

  • Shoot me an e-mail

  • Skin in the game

  • Smoke and mirrors

  • Stop the bleeding

  • Synergy

  • That being said

  • Think(ing) outside the box

  • This really resonates with me

  • Thrown under the bus

  • To be perfectly honest

  • Touch points

  • Value add

  • Value proposition

  • Well oiled

  • What's the ask?

  • Wheelhouse

  • When the rubber hits the road

  • Win-win

  • Wrap my brain around it or Wrap my head around it