There are certain words and phrases that manage to infiltrate the English language that become part of everyday usage without, frankly, any justification.
“Going forward“. Where the hell did that come and what does it mean? I only started to notice it recently, and maybe it has actually been around for a long time. But I doubt it. I’ve even had to issue an edict in my ministerial private office that this phrase should not be included in any speech that’s written for me.
“No-brainer“. Well. obviously no-one who has a British (rather than American) passport would use this anyway.
“Walk the walk…” Oh, give me strength. Next time you hear anyone, particularly a politician, saying something along the lines of “he may walk the walk, but does he talk the talk?”, just give him a slap.
“Leading edge“. I could be wrong here, but isn’t this a politically-correct version of “cutting edge”? What’s wrong with the latter? Edges don’t lead, they cut.
Other examples to be added as and when I come across them, but suggestions always welcome.