Sitting in a recent meeting here at work, I heard someone say “It is what it is.”

I nodded my head, but I was REALLY thinking, “So, what is it?” I know what the phrase means, it just sounds silly.

Another one that has been used quite a bit, especially recently, is “That’s how I roll.” I’ve even caught myself saying it, but I’m not sure why I felt the need to tell someone how I travel when I’m in my car. Isn’t it the same for all of us?

I’ve been known to have a few crutch phrases, ones that I often catch myself using. Five come to mind:

Long story short

Winner winner, chicken dinner

As a matter of fact

To tell the truth

Okie Dokie, Artichokee

My husband has his phrase whittled down to one word. He says ‘seriously’ way more than we tell the kids to use their indoor voices in a day. In fact, I’m certain he says ‘seriously’ every fourth word during a conversation.


So, there you have it…the phrases we can’t get out of our heads.

What’s yours?