30 Common Business English Expressions
30 Common Business English Expressions you need to know to improve your Business English Communication skills. in this
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Below you will find the list of the 30 common Business English Expressions we went through in the lesson:
a tough break
when something unfortunate happens
back to the drawing board
to start something over and go back to the planning stage.
“24/7” means 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
behind the scenes
Something that happens in secret or not in front of the general public
change of pace
something different from a normal routine or schedule.
come up short
to try to achieve something but fail.
Everything that is involved with a particular situation is called “the big picture.”
“Fifty-fifty” means something is divided
to be more advanced than the competition.
by the book
to do things according to company policy or the law. It means to follow the rules 100%.
back to square
ahead of the pack
to be better or more successful than the competition.
call it a day
to decide to stop working for the day.
an acronym for “as soon as possible.”
from the ground up
when you start a business, project, or something else from zero
to go bankrupt or to lose all the money a person or business had.
go down the drain
When someone wastes or loses something
go the extra
go through the
something that is undefined and not easily categorized.
“At stake” means at risk.
catch someone off
cave (or cave in)
to give in or agree to something that someone previously did not want to accept.
to take shortcuts and find an easier or cheaper way to do something.
A blue collar worker
someone who works with his hands (manufacturing, construction, maintenance, etc.).
A white-collar worker
someone who works in an office (customer service, management, sales, etc.).
to have ambitious goals and big plans for the future.
think outside the
Something that is difficult to achieve because of obstacles and difficulties
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