There’s a guy on a local radio station (104.3 The Fan) named Darren McKee (who guys by the name “D-Mac”), and he constantly uses a phrase that drives me crazy:
“To be honest with you ...”
As I wrote in my book, A Survival Guide for New Consultants, you should never use that phrase.
Why? Because using it for some sentences implies that you aren’t being honest with every other sentence that comes out of your mouth.