language Which Common Phrases Immediately Make You Suspicious Of Someone?  

Kellie Kreiss
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List Rules Vote up the phrases that you'd rather never hear again; vote down the phrases that you couldn't care less about.

When it comes to communication, what you say isn't always what you mean. And with language being an eternally evolving tool drawing on everything from personal experience to culture, trends, and straight innovation, the results can be both inspiring and, well, dreary. 

Let's face it: some of the most popular phrases in the English language have either been overused to the point of being completely misunderstood, or just weren't that great to begin with. And, whether we admit it or not, we're all paying attention to who says what, and when.

The common words and phrases people use to express themselves can reveal a lot about who they are and how they see the world, and - ultimately - impacts how the world sees them. Toss in a healthy dose of Millennial ingenuity and you'll find yourself with a whole collection of phrases that may or may not make you feel "hashtag blessed."

Vote up the phrases that you're ready to see reabsorbed into the English lexicon.

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306 69
"Not to be racist, but..."

2
227 78
"It's none of my business, but..."

3
219 92
"I don't do drama."

4
205 104
"Hashtag blessed."

5
191 108
"Sorry, not sorry."

6
145 111
"If you knew me, you'd know..."

7
137 115
"Just to play the devil's advocate..."

8
127 106
"If we're being honest..."

9
119 112
"I literally can't."

10
114 107
"Netflix and chill."

11
105 97
"Ping me."

12
117 120
"I'm the type of person who..."

13
96 119
"I can't even."

14
84 103
"You should understand that..."

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15
86 110
"Am I right?"

16
83 106
"Hit me up."

17
86 112
"The struggle is real."

18
82 107
"I'm not about that."

19
80 106
"Stay in your lane."

20
75 110
"I'm dead/dying."

21
70 104
"Believe me..."

22
66 98
"The truth is..."

23
67 106
"Hear me out."

24
53 100
"OOH la la"

25
43 106
"I'm here for it."

26
38 106
"Come through."

27
36 115
"When push comes to shove..."