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10 most used Corporate Jargons in the Business world

Jargons are words or expressions used by professionals or a group of people. In this lesson, Rachna will tell you about the common jargons used in the corporate world.

To be on the same page

Means to have the same understanding or to agree with.
Example: We’re not on the same page. Listen carefully to what I am telling you.

Ballpark figure

Means an approximate number/ figure.  Ballpark figures are commonly used by accountants, salespersons and other professionals to estimate current or future results.
Example: The sales manager told him team, “Give me a ballpark figure of the collections for this month.”


Means the willingness to do something or the physical and mental limit of your working ability
Example: I have too many projects on my hand. I don’t have the bandwidth for another project right now.

Circle back

Means talk later.
Example: I don’t really want to deal with this right now, so why don’t we circle back later on.

Face time

Means in-person meeting.
Example: John requested to get some face-time with the CEO


Means use (something) to maximum advantage.
Example: The organization needs to leverage its key resources.

Phone tag

Means a situation in which two callers are trying to reach each other but instead reach voicemail and leave messages instead.
Example:  It seems we’ve been playing some phone tag, so I hope you can call me back so we can figure this out.


Means steal an idea or a thought and give no credit for.
Example:   I’d really like to piggyback on your marketing idea and propose the same in the meeting tomorrow.

Per se

Means in itself or by itself. It is used when you want to refer to a particular thing on its own.
Example: The song, per se, wasn’t a bad choice; it was your singing voice that wasn’t so good.


Means smooth and continuous, with no apparent gaps or spaces between one part and the next.
Example: The film was a seamless blend of art and entertainment.

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