On a conference call recently, one of my colleagues said she was worried we were “going down a bunny slope.”

I’m pretty sure she meant going down a rathole, meaning losing our focus and veering into a discussion that would only waste time. And if that’s what she meant (although who can know for sure?) then she was right.

But here’s reason five gazillion to watch your clichés and corporate-speak. If you get the phrase wrong… youch. “Bunny slope?”