Office workers have been urged to stop using jargon after a list of the most ridiculous business phrases was compiled, ranging from "biting the reality sandwich" to "touching base offline".
Workers now talk about feeling "stressurised" (a mixture of pressure and stress) and often want to "flag" problems, as office jargon gets more bizarre every year.
Terms such as "singing from the same hymn sheet" have been in widespread use for some time, but recruitment firm Office Angels' list included some ridiculous phrases, such as:
The recession has also spawned the term "credit munch", meaning switching from an expensive lunch to a cheaper option.
"Trying to talk the talk isn't particularly productive and doesn't make you seem more professional," a spokesman said.
"Whilst this jargon is amusing, my advice would be that nothing beats plain talking. If you communicate clearly, then you and your team can work more effectively."