#IOTW: Business idioms (2)

  1. Cash cow. Arti: produk atau divisi yang menghasilkan banyak uang untuk perusahaan, tanpa modal besar.
    • Contoh:
      • “A producer always expects his actress to be a cash cow to his company.”
  2. Dog-eat-dog world. Arti: dunia yang kejam, dengan persaingan sengit, di mana semua harus waspada.
    • Contoh:
      • If you haven’t notice, this certainly is a dog-eat-dog world! You can get fired anytime.”
  3. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Arti: bekerja dengan hati-hati dan teliti, berkonsentrasi.
    • Contoh:
      • Be sure to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. You better not make any mistake this time!”
  4. Keep something under wraps. Arti: menyembunyikan sesuatu, merahasiakan sesuatu.
    •  Contoh:
      • “I’m afraid you have to wait until the launching. My boss told me to keep it under wraps.”
  5. Step up to the plate. Arti: bertindak, berusaha sebaik mungkin, mengajukan diri secara sukarela.
    •  Contoh:
      • “He got a surprise bonus for stepping up to the plate. The company was testing the employees’ initiative.”
  6. Throw cold water over an idea (or ‘a plan’). Arti: memberi pendapat kenapa suatu ide atau rencana tidak akan berhasil.
    •  Contoh:
      • “After the presentation, her manager threw cold water over her plan and told her to focus on the existing plan.”
  7. Yes man. Arti: karyawan yang selalu mengiyakan dan menurut ucapan dan perintah dari boss-nya.
    •  Contoh:
      • “You’ll never hear him argue with his boss. He’s totally a yes man.”
  8. Bean counter. Arti: seorang akuntan.
    •  Contoh:
      • “We asked the bean counters to look at the figures in the new budget.”
  9. Take a nosedive. Arti: tumbang, gagal, nilainya menurun.
    •  Contoh:
      • “The stock price took a nosedive when the MD was caught for corruption.”
  10. Carry the day. Arti: menang telak.
    •  Contoh:
      • “The president’s new idea carried the day and everyone supported him energetically.”

That’s a wrap for today, fellas! Stay tuned to our daily sessions.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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