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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (November 8, 2009)

“At the end of the day”: Irritating Expressions

While it may seem like a good idea to imitate expressions you hear from newspapers and the world of business, it is not always a good idea. Often, expressions are overused, trite and, in the end, meaningless.

Take my favourite example of an irritating expression: “At this moment in time,” which means “now”! Five words to replace one simple and understandable one.

Read the following article to see other expressions to avoid.

“Top 10 Most Irritating Expressions in the English language”


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