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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.
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So as the new year unfolds and each of us sets out to make this year a better one than any in the past, we might all want to make every effort possible to stay away from confusing each other with buzzwords and catchphrases of the moment and instead focus on what is vital.
Estejo is a Group 1 winner, but that was back in 2008 and his performances this season have been a long way below that level, while Baschar was miles behind Buzzword in the German Derby without any obvious excuse.
Zazou looked like taking the prize for trainer Mario Hofer but he could not hold Buzzword, who proved the stronger in the closing stages.
Pakistan, June 25 -- The last couple of decades have been fertile breeding grounds for buzzwords, those favourite crutches of mediocre minds that seek to obfuscate simple ideas with (always incorrectly used) complex jargon.
Al Zarooni believes Buzzword is worth another chance at a mile and a half.
But as well as Rewilding Godolphin also added the Mahmood Al Zarooni stablemate Buzzword, who finished fourth in the French 2,000 Guineas last month on his last outing, following a pleasing work-out.
To start, Adobe Buzzword's wikilike atmosphere allows users to access documents online; it provides them with a single online destination where they are able to write, edit, and comment on these documents and eliminate version confusion since everyone is working on the most up-to-date file.
The colt followed trainer's orders and made all to leave Godolphin hotpot Buzzword minus a happy ending to his tale.
STRAPPING Shakespearean proved the buzzword at Sandown when he stormed into the top league of two-yearolds.
From the March issue: Six months ago, "luxury" was the all-encompassing buzzword of Manhattan real estate.
THIS week's buzzword dreamed up by the government is "fuel poverty", defined as a household where more than 10 per cent of the income is spent on fuel.
In reading the list of "core competencies" being proposed by the American Board of Internal Medicine, I was reminded of the TV commercial where the office workers play "buzzword bingo" ("ABIM Proposes Comprehensive Internist Concept," Dec.
Walston's website received more than 2,000 nominations for buzzwords and it has also become a popular feature on the Internet with nearly 10,000 folks receiving BuzzWhack's daily e-mail, Buzzword of the Day.
Crash Energy Management (CEM) is the latest buzzword in rail safety these days.
Sleeth (Asheville, NC): I once saw a cereal buzzword; it was "comparable resistance." I think that's what gives people joy.