Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like "Circle Back", "Thought Leader", and "Offsite". On each word page, you will see related words and also a map that shows the popularity of the word or phrase by country.
On this site, we also have examples on how to communicate effectively in different work situations, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.
Word: Close It Out
Definition: To mark something as completed.
Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.
Add Some Color ASAP Attention To Detail
Bandwidth Best In Class Bias Towards Action
Calendar Invite Career Limiting Move Churn Rate
Deal Flow Decision Maker Don't Get Lost In The Weeds
Elephant In The Room Exit Opportunities Exploding Offer
Facing Resistance Fireable Offense Five Nines
Gain Alignment Give Notice Go To Market Strategy
Hard Deadline Hard Stop Heads Down
Internal Marketing Internal Reference Checking
Job Burnout Job Hopping Jumping Ship
KPI Keep Me In The Loop Knowledge Base
Laser-Focused Leadership Development Program Legacy System
Manage Out Manage Expectations Attention To Detail
Need It Done Yesterday Network Effect Needle Mover
Off-Cycle Promotion Offer Letter Onboarding Doc
Paper Money Path To Promotion PI Planning
Quick Question Quit Without Something Lined Up
Ramp Up Time Ran Over Time Read The Room
Safeharbor Statement Sales Kickoff Schedule Conflict
Table Stakes Take It Offline Team Matching Process
Under-Index User Persona Underscore
Vanity Meeting Virtual Loop Virtual Offsite
War Stories Water Cooler Talk Went Dark
Word: Put Some Time on Your Calendar
Definition: Schedule a meeting with somebody.
Example: I think we should talk about the project in more detail next week. I'll put some time on your calendar where we can discuss how to make the project a success.
Word: Happy Path
Definition: When designing a system, this is the expected path a user will follow.
Example: The user did not follow the happy path, but unexpectedly clicked on a button at the bottom of the page. When the user clicked the button, the site didn't work as expected. We only tested the happy path, but we should have considered what would happen if the user did something else.
Word: Have An Ask
Definition: When a person has a request for another person to do something.
Example: When you have time today, I have an ask for you. I need to get a link updated on our marketing site. Please let me know if that is possible to get done.