Thursday, October 13, 2005

It’s a baseball metaphor – I’m only a casual viewer of “The Apprentice” but Trump’s acolytes are absolutely addicted to the phrase “step up to the plate.” “He/she really stepped up to the plate this week” and “We needed you to step up to the plate in this task.” Once you notice it, it’s distracting beyond belief.

4 comments:

Kirk said...

I have always hated that term ever since my first boss used it incessantly. So now, I always notice it and cringe -- even when it's just said ONCE.

And, yes, I did keep cringing over and over last night during the show.

InAustin said...

It's not so much about how it is a baseball term, as much as it is a total cliche. And we know that yuppie go-getting corporate-climbers love their stock-phrases. In fact, I am quite surprised the word 'paradigm' has not come up more frequently. Or 'change management'.

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