Ever talk to an executive and have no idea what he or she is saying? Use our handy guide to corporate jargon to decipher it.

The Phrase What It Means
At the end of the day Ultimately
Boil the ocean Waste time
Cutting-edge/bleeding-edge Trendsetting/groundbreaking
Give 110% Go above and beyond
Leverage Manipulate or control something
Low-hanging fruit Easy task to accomplish
Move the needle Make a significant change
Open the kimono Reveal information
Perfect storm Worst-case scenario
Reach out Contact someone
Run it up the flagpole Present an idea tentatively to see if people approve it
Silver bullet A straightforward solution that’s extremely effective
Skin in the game Vested interest in something

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