Kate Burridge has some suggestions for fresh phrases to take back to the workplace to replace the tired old moving forward, hitting the ground running, drilling down, etc.
Here are some Gert will be adding to her vocabulary:
With saucy rigging or saucy oars – venturing out into unknown territory, taking a risk
Being loaded for bears – ready for anything
Through-seeking – the old English equivalent of drilling down
Ferking forthward instead of going forward. But take care – ferk is the origin of the f-word. So I suppose you could add ferking up.
And a few of Gert’s own suggestions from Middle English:
To bite the bone – cut costs, downsize
A bear-bag – a nobody, a minor employee (see bite the bone)
Wruxeled – “adorned”, but the perfect word to describe the balance sheets after the accountants have worked their tax dodges.