(Easier Said Than Done is an annoying business term and is just one of the 212 Most Annoying Business Phrases Managers Effuse, Confuse, and Overuse detailed in the hilarious must-have guide for every workplace: The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room. Available right now on Amazon.)
Easier Said Than Done
When your annoying manager tells you something is easier said than done, you have our permission to reply, “No shit, Sherlock. Everything, and I mean everything, is easier said than done.”
Seriously, name one thing that’s easier to do than to say? Oh, and don’t get philosophical on us and reply, “Loving someone is often easier to do than to say.” Do you want us to vomit?
Everything is easier said than done. Ehv Ree Thing. Everything.
If something is difficult, then say difficult. If something is virtually impossible, say virtually impossible. When a manager tells you something is easier said than done, they’re telling you they’re an idiot. They’re telling you they don’t understand basic physics or even math.
This phrase is annoying because it’s nonsensical; it’s annoying on its idiocy. Stop saying it and you’ll immediately sound smarter.
Of course, as you probably already know, that’s easier said than done.
Replacement phrases: Difficult; Impossible
See also: Are Two Different Things; It Is What It Is
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