The ability to understand these phrases is valuable in your career. For example, when meeting with customers they may not be well-versed in your field. They’ll use phrases for things they don’t know the words for. Deciphering that is a human skill. Currently, artificial intelligence can’t do that sort of work.
There are a lot of things that go into understanding what people are saying when using circumlocution, personality, shared experience, age, past experience with others communicating similarly. There is a wealth of data we’re drawing on without even being actively aware.
Develop skills needed to understand what others are trying to communicate and that will take you far in life.