A list of the 20 most used office clichés has been published by the Brooke horse charity, following a survey of 3000 people. These are, in descending order:-

  1. At the end of the day
  2. What goes around comes around
  3. It’s not rocket science
  4. Thinking outside the box
  5. Flogging a dead horse
  6. Don’t shoot the messenger
  7. Going forward
  8. By the close of play
  9. Give you the heads up
  10. Live and learn
  11. C’est la vie
  12. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
  13. Hit the ground running
  14. Always look on the bright side of life
  15. Suck it and see
  16. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
  17. Don’t worry, be happy
  18. I know it’s a big ask
  19. I’m out
  20. There are no flies on me

The cliché “Draw a line, move on” is currently much used by politicians.

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