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    I thought of another thing that a lot of coaches and players say. "We are taking it one game at a time." That is kind of obvious. You can not play more than one game at a time.

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    Here are some more phrases I am tired of hearing.

    My bad
    Just sayin'
    From the get-go
    Happy camper
    We have to be on the same page
    It's not rocket science

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    I really hate "quote-unquote." People say "quote," then they do not quote anybody, then they say "unquote," which is not even a real word. There is no way to "unquote" something. When they say "quote-unquote," what they mean is "so-called." Why not just say "so-called"?

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    Here is another annoying phrase. I have heard several politicians, news reporters and discussion panelists use it recently: "At the end of the day." It means the same thing as "When all is said is done," which is another overused cliché. At The End Of The Day is the title of a poignant song in the musical Les Miserables. All other uses of the phrase are annoying.

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    Here is an expression which has really become overused this year, especially on all the "buying-a-house" television series: "man cave." The word "den," referring to a small room, dates from 1771 and the word "basement" dates from 1613. They are perfectly good words. Dens and basements are not caves and they are not for men only. Let's call them what they are, dens and basements, not "man caves." Thank you and good night.

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