Hi, fellas. How was your day? Mine was all about work, but, yeah, it was fun. Hope yours was too!
Talking about work, this session is about work related idioms.
- start/get the ball rolling | definition: to take the first step to begin a process.
- For example: This February, we’ll start the ball rolling on the new project.
- line of work | definition : job field; type of work.
- For example: The construction worker said that injuries were common in his line of work.
- talk shop | definition: to talk about work-related things.
- For example: Next outing day, let’s not talk shop and have a lot of fun instead!
- call the shots | definition: to make the decisions.
- For example: Tina needs to call the shots because her boss is away.
- be in the red | definition: at a deficit; running at a loss; losing money.
- For example: The store has been in the red since the end of last year.
- red tape | definition: bureaucracy; formal rules that usually make something hard to do.
- For example: Jessica’s working permit was held up for 2 months because of red tape.
- slack off | definition: to work unproductively and lazily.
- For example : Because the boss is on holiday, everyone at the office slacks off.
That’s all for now, fellas. See you again soon.
Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 20 January, 2016