10 of the Most Irritating Phrases in the English Language
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1. At the end of the day
2. Fairly unique
3. I personally
4. At this moment in time
5. With all due respect
7. It’s a nightmare
8. Shouldn’t of
10. It’s not rocket science
—Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare by Jeremy Butterfield (Oxford University Press, $19.95)