In the business world, colloquial expressions are also used, therefore, in English, you have to discover which are some of the best known to be able to orient yourself well in a business environment.
What are some of the colloquial expressions in English that are mostly used for business?
- Ahead of the pack: be the most successful of the group.
- A full plate: a lot of work that needs to be done or problems.
- Angel investor: an investor for small businesses, freelancers, startups.
- Back to square one: start over by having failed something.
- By the book: Do things or raise them taking into account the rules, or the law.
- Big picture: Having a broad perspective, but missing small details that are also important.
- Bad egg: an unreliable and unhelpful person.
- Belt-tightening: cut costs.Blank check: total freedom of action.
- Blank check : total freedom of action.
- Breadwinner: a person with earnings or income as the main source of support for the people in his charge. A provider.
- I cannot quite get my fingers on it: it’s hard to understand.
- apples to oranges: make invalid comparisons for things that do not have to do.
- Corporate ladder: the scale of the company or business structure.
- Cost a pretty penny: it’s expensive for the company.
- Cut to the chase: explain what’s important, get to the point.
- Fallout: have bad results in management.
- Give him a big hand: provide support, help.
- Get something off the ground: start something from scratch.
- It’s a gold mine: it’s a gold mine, very valuable.
- Move up in the world: climb positions, succeed.
- No-brainer: something very obvious or easy.
- On the same page: agree on something.
- Pay top dollar: pay with the best price.
- Pick your brains: benefit from the intelligence or knowledge of others who are more informed about a certain topic.
- Pull the wool over their eyes: feel cheated.
- Put all one’s eggs in one basket: put all the eggs in one basket.
- Quick buck: easy and fast money.
- Rank and file: the members of the lowest level of the organization.
- Safe bet: something very likely to happen.
- Shoot something down: reject a business, idea or proposal.
- Test the waters: make tests, experiment.
- Time’s up time finished for something in particular.
- Cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s: take care of the little details, all the details.
- Warts-and-all: obviate unattractive features.
Would you like to highlight another one that you use a lot in your business or that you should not miss in this list of colloquial expressions in English for business?
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