Last year, reader m.po sent a "curmudgeonly and William Safire-ish" list of words & phrases from the depths of officespeak and millennial-by-way-of-advertising-speak.
Here's the original list; below are new phrases added in the past 12 months.
It's hard not to use these words on a regular basis. Many are just linguistic shortcuts, skid-greasers, and ice-breakers but that doesn't mean they aren't a blight on speech.
m.po says "I started keeping the list [of phrases] so I could make damn sure never to repeat any even as their cretinous lure was upon me, like $2000 'cash back' or a box of chicken mcnuggets (I’m lovin it)... a lot of these are the linguistic equivalent of a fist bump."
because…(noun), e.g. because…football
chicken and egg problem
bring to the table
outside the box
good luck with that
feature not a bug
off the hook
its what we do (or its what you do)
any variation on "owning it"
sked, or worse, skedded
an "aha" moment
loaded for bear
living the dream
tuck into (e.g. she tucked into a salad of roasted beets and cornichons)
...forward (fashion-, malt-, dog-)