Commonly Used Phrases At The Office And... What They Really Mean!
lovely • onGeneral 10 years ago • 2 min read

Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and... What they really mean!


  1. For your information, please. (FYI)

Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it.


  1. Noted and returned.

Meaning: I don't know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.


  1. Review and comment..

Meaning: Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.


4.. Action please.

Meaning: Get yourself involved for me. Don't worry, I'll claim the credit.


  1. For your necessary action.

Meaning: It's your headache now.


  1. Copy to.

Meaning: Here's a share of my headache.


  1. For your approval, please.

Meaning: Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.


  1. Action is being taken.

Meaning: Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.


  1. Your letter is receiving our attention.

Meaning: I am trying to figure out what you want.


  1. Please discuss.

Meaning: I don't know what the hell this is, so please brief me.


  1. For your immediate action.

Meaning: Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.


  1. Please reply soon.

Meaning: Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.


  1. We are investigating/ processing your request with the relevant authorities.

Meaning: They are causing the delay, not us.


  1. Regards.

Meaning: Thanks and bless you for reading all the crap.


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