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B.C. Almanac Phrase Watch: Great Prize too!!

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We've been gathering phrases heard in everyday conversation -- and the media -- that should be banished. Without further ado (sorry), some of the many suggestions from listeners are listed below:

Moving forward (very popular with politicians)
As of yet (how about now?)
Really unique (either it is or it isn't)
Let me be perfectly clear (see above politicians)
Iconic (it seems everything is iconic these days)
Almost without exception (is it or isn't it?)
6 AM in the morning (redundancy department)
At this point in time (= now)
We control our own destiny (sports speak)
Begs the question (you mean raises the question)
For all intents and purposes (banish)
No problem (didn't think it was a problem)
Reaching out to (phrase of the week?)
It's like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic (opposition party members give it a rest)
Conscious decision (as opposed to an unconscious decision?)
The fact of the matter (usually someone's opinion)
Between you and I (you and me)

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