Office lingo? Allow me to translate

“Just ping me whenever you have the bandwidth to take on this report.” “Are we all aligned on this project?” “Let’s take a deep dive into this important topic.”

You may hear people saying things like this while working or at the office. And you may be left wondering what they actually mean. These expressions, or “office lingo,” can be pretty confusing.

Ben’s “office lingo” glossary

Office lingo is rarely ever taught, but somehow we’re expected to know what it all means. Check out the video to see Ben break down these popular terms that you may hear around the workplace.

  • Flagging
  • Putting the cart before the horse
  • Ping
  • Deep dive
  • Bandwidth
  • Aligned
  • Circling back

About the author

About the author

Ben Samuel Shapiro was a research assistant for He now is a high school teacher.


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