#IOTW: Business idioms (3)

Hello hello, fellas! It’s time to share some idioms in relation to business. Ready?

  1. (a). Bottom line. Meaning: The last line of a financial statement, used for showing net profit or loss. Arti: Baris terakhir dari neraca saldo (laporan keuangan) yang menunjukkan laba atau rugi perusahaan.
    • Contoh:
      • “After we examined the bottom line of the company we decided not to invest in it.”
  2. (b). Bottom line. Meaning: The central issue of a discussion, the main point. Arti: Pokok permasalahan, pokok bahasan.
    • Contoh:
      • “I don’t have time to listen to your excuse. The bottom line is I’m not interested in whatever you’re offering.”
  3. Boys in the back room. Meaning: A group of people (often associated as men) making decisions behind the scenes. Arti: Sekelompok orang di belakang layar yang membuat keputusan.
    • Contoh:
      • “The boys in the back room are having a hard time deciding whether they should merge with their competitor.”
  4. Call a loan. Meaning: To demand immediate and complete payment of a debt/loan. Arti: Menuntut pembayaran hutang secepatnya.
    • Contoh:
    • “The bank recently called the loan of the small business.”
  5. Come in high. Meaning: To charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high. Arti: Meminta harga terlalu tinggi.
    • Contoh:
      • “The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.”
  6. Come in low. Meaning: To offer a low amount of money for a product or service. Arti: Menawar dengan harga murah.
    • Contoh:
      • “The company came in low with an offer for our product.”
  7. Come on strong. Meaning: To overwhelm others with very strong language or personality, to seem aggressive. Arti: Mengejutkan orang lain dengan bahasa atau sikap yang menyinggung atau agresif.
    • Contoh:
      • “The salesman came on strong at the meeting and angered the other members of the team.”
      • “She has a tendency to come on strong, but she’s really a softie.”
  8. Give (someone) the green light to (do something). Meaning: To give someone permission to go ahead or proceed with something. Arti: Memberi izin untuk bertindak atau meneruskan rencana.
    • Contoh:
      • “Our boss gave us the green light to begin work on the new sales campaign.”
      • “She’s waiting for her supervisor to give her the green light to announce the bankruptcy.”
  9. Have one’s finger in the pie. Meaning: To be involved in something, to receive money for something. Arti: Ikut campur atau terlibat dalam suatu hal, menerima uang untuk suatu hal.
    • Contoh:
      • “The new manager has his finger in the pie of many small businesses.”
      • “The boss doesn’t think we can do it by ourselves. He always wants to have a finger in the pie.”
  10. In the black. Meaning: To be successful, to be making money, to be profitable. Arti: Menuai kesuksesan, menghasilkan keuntungan.
    • Contoh:
    • “The new company has been in the black for many years.”
  11. In the red. Meaning: To be losing money, to be unprofitable. Arti: Mengalami kerugian.
    • Contoh:
      • “The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.”

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

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