Business English Idioms

Business English Idiomatic Expressions - English Idiomatic Expressions

1) I'll shoot you an email. = I'll send you a short email note very soon.

2) Could you give us a ballpark figure before we get together to talk about this? = Could you give us an estimate before we get together to talk about this?

3) I think it's about time we raised the bar around here. = I think it's about time we raised the standards for good work and achievement at our company.

4) They tried to talk us down, but we had to tell that we can't go any lower. = They tried to convince us to lower our price, but we had to tell them that we can't go any lower.

5) That was a great presentation, Dave. You really drove the point home. = That was a great presentation, Dave. You communicated your message very well.

6) We've had an excellent quarter. Tanya and Natalia have been our two strongest team members this quarter. They've really helped us get to the next level. = They've really helped make the company stronger. They've really helped the company improve.

7) I wish we could meet this week, but I've really got my hands full. How's (how does - how_d'z) next week look for you? I've got my hands full. = I have a lot to do.

8) We've reworked our proposal just as they've asked us to. The ball's in their court now. = It's their turn to communicate. Now they have to say something.

9) We knew this client would not be easy to please from the get-go, but we need this business, and we've got to do whatever it takes. = We knew this client would not be easy to please from the start, but we need this business, and we've got to do whatever it takes.

10) I can't believe it. Joe really dropped the ball on the New Bridge Electronics deal. I thought it was a sure thing. = I can't believe it. Joe failed to get the the New Bridge Electronics deal. I thought it was a sure thing.

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