Infographic: 12 phrases you should never say at work

These expressions might seem innocent, but they could be sabotaging your reputation. It’s time to banish them from your vocabulary.

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Here at, we’ve run many articles discussing body language and how our mannerisms, gestures and posture communicate subconscious messages to others.

However, there are also phrases that send corrosive messages—and many of us throw them around without much thought.

We say them out of habit or because we’ve heard other people use them, but these expressions could be tarnishing your reputation in the workplace.

An infographic from Headway Capital lists 12 of them and offers alternative expressions to try instead. Here are a few; do any look familiar?

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