#IOTW: Idioms related to work

Hi, Fellass… how are you doing this week?

Honestly, I’m a little bit unwell around these two months because I mostly worked overtime. Some of you might used to this work pattern while I’m not. Well, speaking of working, today I’m going to share some idioms related to work.

  1. “Ramp up” Meaning: increasing something.

Example:

  • “The manager push us to ramp the revenue up.”
  1. “On the back burner.” Meaning: something is less important at the moment.

Example:

  • “You can finish your task for today, this problem is on the back burner.”
  1. “Put (something) off.” Meaning: to delay something.

Example:

  • “Please put your current activity off. We have an urgent meeting.”
  1. “People person.” Meaning: someone with a great social skill.

Example:

  • “You need to be a people person if you are working as a marketing.”
  1. “Have a lot on your plate.” Meaning: you have a lot of work/resposibilities at the moment.

Example:

  • “I see you will have a lot on your plate next quarter.”
  1. “Selling like hotcakes.” Meaning: something is bought by customer in a brief moment.

Example:

  • “This book was popular. It was selling like hotcakes.”
  1. “Learning curve.” Meaning: the time that is needed to learn about the system.

Example:

  • “I found that this company has a difficult learning curve. I don’t quite understand until now.”

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, May 10, 2019

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