In the NBC Newsroom in Los Angeles where I work, I've noticed that my younger colleagues favor the new-agey term "reach out" when they're trying to communicate with someone. Nobody calls the police for a comment on a crime story any more, they "reach out."
At the same time, I've got a boss in New York who, when confronted with dissent in the ranks, likes to "push back."
Now, the Word Grouch from the Weekly Standard wonders if you can "reach out" and "push back" simultaneously without seriously injuring yourself.
I'd like to thank him for sharing.