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Do you use the phrase, "I need to stay on task."?

Asked by Aster (15864 points ) March 21st, 2014

There was a supplement about ten years ago , Focus Factor that promised it you took it you would “stay on task.” You rarely hear about this Magic Pill anymore but once a year I read someone saying a pill , not FF, helps them to stay “on task.” If you do say “on task” have you ever heard of Focus Factor? I think it was $80 a bottle.

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zenvelo's avatar

Never heard of Focus Factor. I have used that phrase, but not very often. It’s a little too business jargon-y for my ear.

Juels's avatar

We prefer to say “Stay on target” in our best Star Wars Gold Five imitation. Never heard of FF.

Pachy's avatar

I heard it a lot at the software company I worked for. Hated it.

CWOTUS's avatar

There are all kinds of ways to say that “I need to get back to work”, including metaphors about salt mines, wheels and shoulders, noses and grindstones, back to the subject at hand, back to the point, and other such variants.

I don’t think that I’ve ever used those particular words in that context before, but…

Well, I have to get back to work.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

I’m proud to say that, no, I’ve never used that phrase.

Back in the Watergate era, I didn’t say, “At this point in time.” Yep, instead of one succinct word, “Now,” people stretched it to five tedious words.

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