Business English Vocabulary (10 Business English Idioms)

by | Feb 22, 2018 | Business English | 0 comments

Improve your Business English Vocabulary with these 10 Business English idioms.  Learn and understand these 10 Business English idioms, so that you can better express yourself when doing business in English

In the video lesson below, you will learn how to use these 10 Business English idioms.

Together we will go through the definition of each idiom, and go through a few examples so that you can use them when speaking in English.

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The 10 Business English idioms which we went through in the video lesson are…


  1. To be back to square one – to start something over again
  2. To call it a day – to decide to stop working for the day.
  3. To cut one’s losses –to stop doing something that is unproductive and won’t ever generate results, salvage what it is left
  4. To get down to business – to stop making small talk and start talking about serious topics related to business.
  5. To learn the ropes – used in situations where someone, usually a new co-worker, needs to learn the basics of how something is done
  6. To get off the ground – to start doing a job or project, usually after much discussion or planning
  7. At the eleventh hour – used to describe something that’s
    done or happens at the last minute
  8. To cut corners–to take shortcuts and using the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to do something
  9. In a nutshell – in summary, or in as few words as possible.
  10. To go the extra mile – to give more effort or do more than what’s expected from you.

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