When it comes to your work email, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Once you hit send, there’s no going back. An inappropriate phrase could end up alienating colleagues, confusing clients, or ticking off your boss.

An email slip up could even get you fired.

“You know the saying ‘Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law,” Ryan Kahn, a career coach, founder of The Hired Group, and author of “Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad” told Business Insider. “I feel that is a good way of also thinking about your emails before you hit send. Any negativity or inappropriate comments could be used as documented evidence against you down the road.”

Here are some phrases that you should keep out of your inbox at all costs:

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