A Phrase We Need To Retire

Let’s talk about a phrase that is starting to really get on my nerves. It didn’t bother me until this past season of "Big Brother," and now I hate it because I’ve realized that EVERYONE says it.

At the end of the day…

If Caleb (Beastmode Cowboy) on "Big Brother" said it once, he said it half a million times. That’s not an exaggeration – I’ll be there’s a YouTube clip out there somewhere that someone made of all the times he said that phrase.

What’s maddening is that even before the summer ended, I started hearing it everywhere. It’s an old phrase, so I am not saying that everyone is mimicking Caleb (*shudder* at the though). I just think that suddenly I’m noticing it more because I now hate the phrase.

I hear it from newscasters, from tv shows, in the movies, on the radio. I even heard the phrase said by one of the characters in an audiobook I was listening to recently.

At the end of the day.
At the end of the day.

Ugh. Just typing it gives me a headache.

I’m sure there are other annoying phrases out there, but this is one that officially gets my goat. One of my old bosses always ended his letters by writing, "In any event," and I’ll admit that after a while, after sending out a dozen letters a day with that phrase, I got into the habit of using that phrase. So I’m not saying *I’ve* never overused a phrase. But c’mon…

At the end of the day, I guess we’re all the same, aren’t we?

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