Idioms are used in most business situations: meetings, presentations, emails – in fact, just about everywhere! We’ve selected six useful examples to help you sound more like a native speaker and feel more confident in an English-speaking workplace or at an international event.
- Get down to business = to start getting serious about something
We have spent a lot of time on the planning stage, we really need to get down to business and start hiring our team.
- Touch base = to contact somebody
We should touch base with the supplier to make sure they have received the changes to our order.
- Raise the bar = increase standards or expectations
They have really raised the bar with their new customer service policy.
- A no brainer = a decision that was obvious or easy to make
Accepting the new position was a no brainer, the salary is very competitive and the work will be much more interesting.
- Back to the drawing board = to start something again from the beginning because it didn’t go as planned
The company had to go back to the drawing board and design a new product.
- Call it a day = to stop work or an activity
After a three hour meeting with the organizer, we decided to call it a day and went back to the office.