Most people use a variety of business-speak, an extra language that others might not understand if they are not in the same work environment.
What about cutting-edge, reaching out to someone or taking ownership? Have you been rightsized from a job? Is it because you didn't think outside the box? Did you neglect to hit the ground running and not bother to give 110%? If you haven't hit it out of the ballpark lately, you should know why.
If you aren't aware of some of these phrases, you may be out of the loop. Even if you do know them, do you feel compelled to engage in this type of conversation even if it makes you feel uncomfortable?
We often mimic phrases, body posture and tone when in conversation with others, sometimes without realizing it. This is your subconscious creating a relationship with another person. These mannerisms are a form of verbal and non-verbal flattery; by feeding back the messages you are receiving from others, you are, in a sense, agreeing with them.
I have found myself in the middle of a conversation suddenly realizing that I had crossed my arms the same way the person I was speaking to had. Trying to change my stance felt awkward, so I just went back to the arm crossing. Maybe that was my body nudging me to make a connection to someone else. What do you think?