buzz word

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buzz word

1. A word or phrase that has gained recent popularity, especially among a particular group of people or within a specific context. "Synergy" is a buzz word used to describe the concept of multiple organizations working together towards a common goal.
2. A popular word or phrase that is used so often that it loses its impact or meaning. The boss used so many corporate buzz words in our morning meeting that I'm not even sure I understand what he was trying to say. Harry lost his audience's attention when he started using buzz words during his presentation, which began to seem dull and unoriginal.
See also: buzz, word
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It also included the usual buzz words, that the stance of policy is appropriate, and indicated that the increased uncertainties abut the global and domestic outlook had caused it to shift from a "patient" stance to act as "appropriate." This text will be the template for Chair Powell's Congressional testimony next week, and with little left on the docket to provide information, analysts'll look to how he nuances the events since the June FOMC to gauge his thinking into the July 30, 31 policy meeting.
ugar tax, childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles - these are buzz words that often hit the headlines.
Buzz words rise and fall in popularity with the political temperatures.
Momentum, structure and confidence are the buzz words for Mark Anscombe's men with a crucial Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens looming in seven days time.
The sixth annual event attracted higher visitor numbers than ever before to the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe, where innovation and export were buzz words for the day.
Ryan advised to job seekers that they should use key words while writing their resume, which means making a list of the "buzz words" connected to perform your type of job.
I expect monetary policy from the CBRT to be much more cautious going forward, with stability and gradual recovery appearing as the buzz words. Source: bne
This is nothing to do with codes of conduct, numbers of branches, number of banks, failed regulation, bonuses or meaningless buzz words like 'stewardship banking'.
Overused and under-used key phrases, buzz words and acronyms can make lack of experience obvious.
"Building and development are buzz words at the Ospreys at the moment and you only have to see the young players coming through to understand why.
Sustainability, sustainable, green, eco-friendly--these are more than just buzz words. These are words that are now entangled in the daily fabric of life.
The company claims that Vitaminwater variously reduces the risk of chronic disease, reduces the risk of eye disease, promotes healthy joints and supports optimal immune function, and uses health buzz words such as" defense," "rescue," "energy" and" endurance" on labels.
Rationing and budgeting are the new buzz words as the credit crunch leaves us with less cash to splash.
This time he reveals the meaning of the new buzz words in the surveillance world:
Terroir has certainly been one of those hot buzz words, and rightly so.