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A straphanger is someone who is just along for the ride and doesn't contribute anything to the meeting, project, or whatever.
BTW, that was an actual quote from a meeting I attended and uses all of my least favorite words. It is also my second most "mind-boggling" line of strung-together cliches. The first is from a Lt Col who described a situation as a "sucking chest wound that is going to cause quite a food fight." EEEEWWW!
Another word to add to the list: veggies. They are VEGETABLES. Beets don't taste any better when they are "veggies."
Sr. Management Analyst
National Security Programs Group
From: Lisa Dugger [mailto:saveena -dot- kitten -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:00 AM
To: Darges, Katherine
Subject: Re: Most annoying word
What is a "straphanger"?
And is "impactful" even a real word?! Just teasing. It is a word according to Merriam and Websters. It just sounds horrible.
On 2/28/06, Darges, Katherine <katherine -dot- darges -at- defensegp -dot- com> wrote:
> I do a lot of work for the government, the Kings of Cliché. At the end of the day they have to determine if they have a dog in the fight or if everyone is just straphangers.
> Katherine Darges
> Sr. Management Analyst
> National Security Programs Group
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