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  • Let's get down to business.

  • ...to defeat the Huns! Ha!

  • Hi, I'm Kelsi from VT English! Today, I'm going to teach you some idioms that are commonly used in business.

  • Get down to business

  • Our first phrase is "get down to business."

  • People say this when it's time to start focusing on work or the task at hand.

  • Did you hear about what happened to Candy?

  • Oh, yeah. Pretty crazy, right?

  • Uh... Whoops-a-daisy! Anyway, let's get down to business.

  • On track

  • If something is on track, it's going according to plan.

  • Basically, it's on the right trail or the right track,

  • just like a train stays on its track.

  • If something is not going well, you might need to get back on track.

  • Hey, how's that new project coming along?

  • Well, we ran into a couple of issues last week, so we're pretty delayed.

  • Hello? Yep, for sure. Everything's right on track. Trust me.

  • Wing it

  • The phrase "wing it" means improvise or do something without proper preparation.

  • It was originally slang used by actors when they didn't know their lines,

  • because they would use a prompter in the wings, or they would study their lines in the wings between scenes.

  • Hey, how's everything going?

  • Well...

  • That's great to hear.

  • Listen, we need to do a presentation tomorrow, and I think you would be the perfect person for the job.

  • Uh... I won't really have much time to--

  • It's not a problem. You can just wing it!

  • Not going to fly

  • If someone tells you something is not going to fly,

  • it means that they think your idea or plan is not going to be accepted by others,

  • or it's not going to be successful.

  • Hey William, do you want some cookies?

  • Thank you so much. I love these cookies

  • Um, by the way, I'd like to take next Friday off.

  • Mmm. That's not gonna fly.

  • These are so good. Mmm.

  • See eye to eye

  • If you see eye to eye with someone, you agree with them, or you have the same opinion as them.

  • Hey William, I'd like to ask you what you think of our latest packaging design.

  • I like the overall design, but I'm not sure about the color.

  • Okay. Well, we could do something a bit brighter. Maybe yellow?

  • I'm not a big yellow guy.

  • Then maybe a nice turquoise?

  • Or maybe red?

  • Red works, too.

  • Great idea!

  • I think we're seeing eye to eye now.

  • Right?

  • Touch base

  • To touch base means to contact someone or talk to them for a short time.

  • This phrase may have come from baseball, because players have to touch a base to be safe.

  • Alright. I'm gonna leave these documents with you, and we can touch base again sometime next week

  • Okay...?

  • Hey!

  • Hi! Forgot my jacket, sorry!

  • Alright, it's about time we called it a day.

  • What does your boss say that bugs you the most?

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  • See you next time, VoiceTubers!

Let's get down to business.

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VT English | Common English Business Idioms

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    Samuel posted on 2018/05/15
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