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  • Hello everyone and welcome to E-com Business Idiom 50,

  • where we'll go over 50 common idioms used in the business place.

  • All of the explanations are in English, but don't worry, listen carefully

  • and try to imagine what the idioms might mean.

  • It may take a while, but hang in there and try hard.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Today's idiom is: water under the bridge.

  • Water under the bridge.

  • Alright, so let's picture a big river and this river is so troublesome for us.

  • We can't cross the river.

  • It's a big problem.

  • Then we build a bridge and now it's fine.

  • We can go across the river and it's water under the bridge, but it's no problem.

  • Alright, so let's listen to some examples with this image in our head.

  • Your last project with this company was a failure.

  • Yes, I tried my hardest but...

  • Well, that's water under the bridge. I want you to lead this new project and show me why we hired you.

  • Thank you so much for this second chance. I won't let you down!

  • Alright, so he had a failure, but it's water under the bridge and he has a new chance, okay?

  • Let's listen to the next example.

  • I know we have argued and had our differences in the past, but we really need to put it aside for the sake of our company.

  • Consider it water under the bridge. The company really needs us now.

  • So, we're good?

  • Of course we're good. Now, let's get to work!

  • Alright, so they had some disagreements in the past, but it's gone.

  • It's water under the bridge and now they can work together to help the company.

  • Alright, so 'water under the bridge' is talking about something that was a problem in the past,

  • but maybe you fixed the problem or just forgot the problem

  • and moving forward, it's no problem.

  • It's water under the bridge, okay?

  • So, if you've had problems with your English studies in the past, forget about it.

  • It's water under the bridge.

  • Keep studying and you'll be fine.

  • See you next time!

Hello everyone and welcome to E-com Business Idiom 50,

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ビジネス英語表現Idiom10/50: Water under the bridge

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