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10 Sports Metaphors Used In Business, And Where They Really Came From

10 Sports Metaphors Used In Business, And Where They Really Came From

Sports lingo permeates many aspects of life, especially the business world. You’re probably heard them around the office, things like being “down for the count” or some project being a “slam dunk”. Here are the etymological origins of those popular sports phrases and, for the uninitiated, what they really mean.