Idiom Dictionary
VESL @ MiraCosta
College
Spring 2014
Business & Work Idioms
Victoria Mendoza
Edith Floyd
VESL@MiraCostaCollage
Spring 2014
• Lemon: A defective
product or anything
that doesn’t work.
• Think outside the
box: to think in
different ways.
• The big wig: An
important, powerful
or famous person.
Idiom project
Manami Hayashi
• Too much on one’s plate =
having too much work one
must do
• Downsize =to reduce the
number of workers in a
company
• Throw in the towel =to quit
• In hot water = get angry
Business Idioms
Created by Jennifer Rong
VESL
4/30/2014
Tim and Alison chat at home
• Banker’s hours = short / few
hours
David and Jennifer meet at park
• Balance the books = to check
that all money in a business is
accounted for
News from company
• Across the board = including
everyone or everything
Created by JuFen Huang
VESL
4/30/14
BUSINESS IDIOMS
Tom and Sara meet at a restaurant
•Bean-counter =
An accountant
•Good call =
Good decision or
judgment
•Company man =
A person who always
works hard
Idioms project
By: Camila Zuluaga
Melissa Lesmes
Enrique Desentis
•Big wig: An important
person or famous
person.
•Throw in the towel:
to quit; to give up to
something
• Take the bull by the horns:
To deal with a problem
directly and resolutely ; to
confront a problem or
challenge.
• Think...
• Back to the salt mines:
humorous way of talking about
returning to work, usually with
some reluctance.
• Business before...
Business & works Idioms
Faby and Candy Project
VESL MiraCosta College
Spring 2014
•Co-workers are
talking about
their boss.
• Big Wig: An important,
powerful or famous
person.
• Lemon: A defective
product, or anything that
doesn’t work very well;...
• Bite the hand that feeds
you: To be ungrateful, to
turn against your family or
employer or other
supporters.
• Tomorrow ...
MEI VON NORMANN
• Break even = to have expenses
equal to profits
• Ball park figure =a rough
estimate or figure
• Balance the books =to ch...
Idiom Dialog
Abdul Haq & Mohammad Bilal
Idiom Project
Howard
04/30/14
VESL
Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting
room.
•Though the roof:
Very high; higher
than expected
Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting
room.
•Pass the buck:
To shift the blame; to
blame somebody else
Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting
room.
•Pull one’s weight:
To do one’s share of
the work
Thank you for watching!
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014
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VESL Class Idiom Dictionary 2014

  1. 1. Idiom Dictionary VESL @ MiraCosta College Spring 2014
  2. 2. Business & Work Idioms Victoria Mendoza Edith Floyd VESL@MiraCostaCollage Spring 2014
  3. 3. • Lemon: A defective product or anything that doesn’t work.
  4. 4. • Think outside the box: to think in different ways.
  5. 5. • The big wig: An important, powerful or famous person.
  6. 6. Idiom project Manami Hayashi
  7. 7. • Too much on one’s plate = having too much work one must do
  8. 8. • Downsize =to reduce the number of workers in a company • Throw in the towel =to quit • In hot water = get angry
  9. 9. Business Idioms Created by Jennifer Rong VESL 4/30/2014
  10. 10. Tim and Alison chat at home • Banker’s hours = short / few hours
  11. 11. David and Jennifer meet at park • Balance the books = to check that all money in a business is accounted for
  12. 12. News from company • Across the board = including everyone or everything
  13. 13. Created by JuFen Huang VESL 4/30/14 BUSINESS IDIOMS
  14. 14. Tom and Sara meet at a restaurant •Bean-counter = An accountant
  15. 15. •Good call = Good decision or judgment
  16. 16. •Company man = A person who always works hard
  17. 17. Idioms project By: Camila Zuluaga Melissa Lesmes Enrique Desentis
  18. 18. •Big wig: An important person or famous person.
  19. 19. •Throw in the towel: to quit; to give up to something
  20. 20. • Take the bull by the horns: To deal with a problem directly and resolutely ; to confront a problem or challenge. • Think outside the box: To think creatively;; to approach a situation or problem in a new way.
  21. 21. • Back to the salt mines: humorous way of talking about returning to work, usually with some reluctance. • Business before pleasure: This expression means that it is considered preferable to finish one's work before going to relax and enjoy oneself.
  22. 22. Business & works Idioms Faby and Candy Project VESL MiraCosta College Spring 2014
  23. 23. •Co-workers are talking about their boss.
  24. 24. • Big Wig: An important, powerful or famous person. • Lemon: A defective product, or anything that doesn’t work very well; something which breaks constantly.
  25. 25. • Bite the hand that feeds you: To be ungrateful, to turn against your family or employer or other supporters. • Tomorrow is another day: that even if everything is not satisfactory at present, there will be opportunity for things to improve.
  26. 26. MEI VON NORMANN
  27. 27. • Break even = to have expenses equal to profits • Ball park figure =a rough estimate or figure • Balance the books =to check that all the money in a business is accounted for • Meeting adjourned = to end a meeting
  28. 28. Idiom Dialog Abdul Haq & Mohammad Bilal
  29. 29. Idiom Project Howard 04/30/14 VESL
  30. 30. Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting room. •Though the roof: Very high; higher than expected
  31. 31. Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting room. •Pass the buck: To shift the blame; to blame somebody else
  32. 32. Joe is talking to Jack at the meeting room. •Pull one’s weight: To do one’s share of the work
  33. 33. Thank you for watching!

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