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  • Hey, how's it going if you didn't already know, I'm Gabi and in this video

  • We're gonna talk about business English so this is for you

  • If you're learning English if you have to deal with clients in English if you ever go to

  • Conferences or networking events or if you have co-workers or a boss who speaks English or maybe you're in a university program

  • and you have professors who speak English these are all situations in which you

  • need business English

  • So I'm gonna share 25 of the top business English vocabulary words expressions phrases idioms

  • Let's get down to business number one is actually four different

  • Expressions we have on topic or on track and off topic or off track so we want to stay on

  • Topic in this video, so it doesn't get to be too long we have

  • 25 words and expressions to share so let's not get off-topic

  • Let's stay on topic for the sake of

  • Time we want to address the issue at hand which is business English

  • number two is through the roof through the roof means a

  • large amount of change for example sales are through the roof or

  • Customer complaints and refund requests are through the roof

  • Number three my train of thought my train of thought is that to avoid customer refund?

  • requests, we should actually have better customer service so train of thought is a logical progression of

  • ideas

  • to bank on banks are typically reliable institutions so to bank on means to

  • Guess or to think that something is probable. I'm banking on good weather this weekend, so I think I'll go camping

  • I'm banking on a good return on

  • investment in this

  • marketing initiative

  • To brush up on means to review so before you go to a meeting you may want to

  • Brush up on the agenda to bring to the table is usually use with experience this guy has 10 years

  • Working in our field. He brings so much experience to the table

  • 2 table is a verb that means to pause

  • You know we're getting off topic so let's table this right now and talk about it another time maybe next week

  • Number 8 off the top of my head means without preparation or research off the top of my head

  • I would say that 9 out of 10 people love go natural English, but I didn't do a study

  • I don't have conclusive data about that 9 left field or out of left field

  • means something

  • Unexpected so when our boss fired John

  • It was totally out of left field nobody expected it to think outside the box is to think

  • Creatively because the box is the standard to think outside the box is to be more creative

  • Next bring me up to speed means give me an executive summary or a quick

  • Review of a topic before our meeting could you bring me up to speed on how our?

  • associates are doing number 12 to touch base means to connect with someone or

  • Reconnect with that person hey, I really enjoyed having coffee with you today

  • Let's touch base again next week, or I need more

  • Information could we touch base on that topic next week number 13 similarly to reach out

  • Means to connect with someone, but it could be someone who you don't know yet

  • It could also be someone who you do know

  • But it's a bit more of an effort whereas to touch base is something a bit more

  • Casual they're quite similar though

  • So I'd like to reach out and ask for your advice on my new job offer. It's

  • really important to me, so

  • They're similar, but a little bit different to touch base is always with someone you already know

  • Where is to reach out could be someone you don't know yet?

  • Number 14 me in the loop to be in the loop means that you're well-informed, so please keep me informed

  • Please keep me in the loop number 15 at the end of the day

  • What really matters is that our business is making a profit so at the end of the day means?

  • Finally or in conclusion. What is most important number 16 to make ends?

  • Meet means to break even

  • I'm making enough money from my paycheck that I'm making ends meet

  • I'm paying my bills my rents paying for food and basic necessities

  • I'm making ends meet number 17 to be on the same page means that you are

  • understanding of one another

  • We're on the same page here. We understand each other and to be on the same page also means that you agree

  • With that person yes

  • We're on the same page. We can close the deal next week number 18 to zero in on to zero in on means to

  • focus on a very specific

  • Topic let's zero in on our performance this month number 19 to run something by someone

  • means to ask

  • Perhaps to ask for permission to do something hey before we change this presentation

  • Let's just run it by our boss number 20

  • Similarly to sign off on means to get permission so before we change this this presentation

  • Let's have our boss sign off on it to sign off on could literally be to sign a contract

  • but it can also be

  • Figuratively to get permission to do something number 21 to put on the back burner

  • Think of a stove or range when you put a pot on the back burner

  • It's to let it simmer or perhaps. Just let it cool down, so it's not your main focus so

  • Let's put this topic on the back burner until next month

  • It's not so important number 22 calling the shots well

  • John's the boss but Mary really calls all the shots

  • She's actually in charge to call the shots means to actually decide and to give direction

  • 23 in a nutshell means in summary

  • 24 off the cuff, this is a cuff but off the cuff means something that is

  • Spontaneous it's similar to off the top of my head

  • so I'm off the cuff kind of statement is something that's not very planned and

  • Finally maybe something that you do when you need to

  • answer something that you weren't really prepared to answer is to wing it if you have a

  • presentation and someone asks you questions at the end of it you may need to wing it which is to just do your best to

  • Improvise to wing it so I'm not so prepared for this presentation, but I'll just wing it it'll be fine

  • So there you have it 25 vocabulary words phrases idioms expressions

  • That will help you in a business english setting if you enjoyed this lesson

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BUSINESS ENGLISH 25 FAST TOP ENGLISH PHRASES FOR ADVANCED FLUENCY

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