Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Overused: At the end of the day

Used to punctuate business presentations, sermons, and cocktail discussion, "at the end of the day."

"At the end of the day, we need to ensure revenue growth is balanced with profitable growth."

"At the end of the day, you're all going to hell anyway."

"At the end of the day, I just don't like shoes that are pointy."

At the end of WHAT day? TOday?

Shopworn. Hackneyed. Cliche.

Can't they just say "ultimately" or "finally." I could even stomach "bottom line:".

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