#IOTW : Business idioms (4)

Hiyya, fellas! Check out these idioms related to business in today’s #IOTW

  1. To bankroll (someone/something). Meaning: to finance, to supply money. Arti: membiayai seseorang, mendanai sesuatu.
    • Contoh:
    • “We’re lucky to have the movie mogul to bankroll our project.” ~membiayai proyek kita.
  2. Big cheese/gun/wheel. Meaning: an important person, a leader. Arti: Seseorang yang penting, seseorang yang berkuasa.
    • Contoh:
      • “Despite his young age, he’s become a big cheese in the fashion industry.” ~ orang penting di industri fashion.
  3. By a long shot. Meaning: by a big difference. Arti: selisih jauh, beda jauh.
    • Contoh:
      • “Our company beat out the bids of the other companies by a long shot.” ~dengan selisih yang amat jauh.
  4. Carry through with (something). Meaning: to put something into action, to do something. Arti: menjalankan/melaksanakan sesuatu.
    • Contoh:
      • “You have my blessing to carry through with the plan.” ~ menjalankan rencana.
  5. Cut corners. Meaning: to economize, to try to spend less money. Arti: mengurangi biaya/pengeluaran, berhemat.
    • Contoh:
      • “We had to cut some corners when the labour force demanded a pay rise.” ~mengurangi biaya saat buruh menuntut kenaikan gaji.
  6. Deliver the goods. Meaning: to succeed in doing a good job of something, Arti: berhasil melakukan tugas/pekerjaan dengan baik.
    • Contoh:
      • “The new intern is not very sociable but he is able to deliver the goods.” ~ bisa bekerja dengan baik.
  7. To draw up a contract. Meaning: to make or draft a contract. Arti: menyusun kontrak/kesepakatan.
    • Contoh:
      • “The lawyer spent several hours drawing up a new contract.” ~ menyusun kontrak baru.
  8. To get off the ground. Meaning: to make a successful beginning. Arti: membuat awal yang baik, mulai dengan baik.
    • Contoh:
      • “We’ve worked hard to get the new product off the ground and it paid off.” ~agar produk terjual dengan baik~
  9. Have a stake in (something). Meaning: to have part ownership of a company/business. Arti: punya bagian/andil.
    • Contoh:
      • “You can’t just shut me out, I have a stake in this company.” ~ punya bagian (saham) di perusahaan ini.
  10. Jump off the shelves. Meaning: to sell very well. Arti: terjual dengan sangat laku, banyak dibeli orang.
    • Contoh:
      • “The new smartphone is jumping off the shelves. Everybody wants to have one.” ~sangat laku terjual.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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5 thoughts on “#IOTW : Business idioms (4)”

  1. I wish you’d post frequently new idioms and phrases used in business. This post’s idioms are great. Thanks!

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