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Date : 29/6/2013
Why IDIOMS ?
Idioms make a language
* sound very creative
* get others to thinkwhat it means
The following slides has the ...
1. Game plan
2. You've got to be kidding
3. Miss the boat
4. Call it a day
5. Get on one's nerves
6. Take the bull by the ...
1. Sweeten the Deal
2. Stay in touch
3. Give and take
4. Rain or Shine
5. Ball rolling
6. Easier said than done
7. It's ab...
1. Grab a bite
2. Take it easy
3. Go with the flow
4. Twenty-four seven
5. On the right track
6. Don't sweat it
7.  Ahead ...
1. Who Cares ?
2. Big Deal
3. What a Small World
4. What's going on?
5. Now You're Talking
6. Over My Dead Body
7. Coming ...
1. In the same boat
2. Fair Enough
3. Cat out of the Bag
4. My Pleasure
5. It Totally Slipped My Mind
6. Give It to Me Str...
1. I Can't Thank You Enough
2. Hand in hand
3. Above the call of duty
4. Work your fingers to the bone
5. The cream of the...
1. Stay on top of things
2. Give (someone) the green light
3. Burn out
4. Go public
5. At Face value
6. It Figures
7. Fair...
1. No Strings Attached
2. In black and white
3. In the long run
4. I Couldn't Agree With You More
5. Thank Goodness
6. ASA...
1. Safe Bet
2. I Can't Wait
3. Lighten Up
4. Think outside the box
5. Sky's the limit
6. Run/go around in circles
7. Hop I...
ThankYou
Section 1
Sl. No Idioms Meaning
1 Game plan a plan for achieving success, especially in business or politics
2 You've got ...
Section 2
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 Sweeten the Deal To give an attractive offer to the other party during a negotiation proc...
Section 3
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 Grab a bite To get something to eat; to get food that can be eaten quickly.
2 Take it eas...
Section 4
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 Who Cares Does anyone really care?; It is of no consequence.
2 Big Deal Something represe...
Section 5
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 In the Same boat  Experiencing the same situation or condition.
2 Fair Enough Alright ; S...
Section 6
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 I Can't Thank You
Enough
A polite expression of gratitude.
2 Hand in hand To be present t...
Section 7
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 Stay on top of things To keep watch /well informed over someone or something. 
2 Give (so...
Section 8
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 No Strings Attached No special demands or limits that you have to accept 
2 In black and ...
Section 9
Sl.No Idioms Meaning
1 Safe bet Someone or something that you are certain will win or succeed
2 I Can't Wait To ...
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Are you trying to "climb the corporate ladder?".Whether we like it or not, the English speaking workplace is overflowing with idioms.Here is the list of idioms which one can use at his or her office. Expand your industry-specific and idiomatic vocabulary.Happy Learning !

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Idioms

  1. 1. Date : 29/6/2013
  2. 2. Why IDIOMS ? Idioms make a language * sound very creative * get others to thinkwhat it means The following slides has the list of popular idioms used in the corporate circle. Figure out whether you know the meaning of these idioms. If you get stumped don’t fret ! Simply click on the link to know more.
  3. 3. 1. Game plan 2. You've got to be kidding 3. Miss the boat 4. Call it a day 5. Get on one's nerves 6. Take the bull by the horns 7. Read one's mind 8. Feel blue 9. Ahead of the game 10. Win-win situation 11. Cut to the chase 12. Give somebody a hard time 13. Make up one's mind 14. Go Dutch 15.Goose bumps Section 1 Click here for the meaning
  4. 4. 1. Sweeten the Deal 2. Stay in touch 3. Give and take 4. Rain or Shine 5. Ball rolling 6. Easier said than done 7. It's about time 8. Jump to conclusions 9. Keep an eye on 10. Out of the blue 11. Know something inside out 12. Give someone a hand 13. Now and then 14. Go back to Square one 15. On the dot Section 2 Click here for the meaning
  5. 5. 1. Grab a bite 2. Take it easy 3. Go with the flow 4. Twenty-four seven 5. On the right track 6. Don't sweat it 7.  Ahead of the curve 8. Broke 9. Beats Me 10. I Don't Buy it 11. Keep Your Cool 12. Out of Sorts 13. Good For You 14. Stay on your toes 15. Shotgun Section 3 Click here for the meaning
  6. 6. 1. Who Cares ? 2. Big Deal 3. What a Small World 4. What's going on? 5. Now You're Talking 6. Over My Dead Body 7. Coming Right Up 8. Think on one’s feet 9. Blow you away 10. All or nothing 11. Come On 12. Never mind 13. If You Insist 14. Know the ropes 15. Better than Nothing Section 4 Click here for the meaning
  7. 7. 1. In the same boat 2. Fair Enough 3. Cat out of the Bag 4. My Pleasure 5. It Totally Slipped My Mind 6. Give It to Me Straight 7. It's written all over your face 8. Go For It 9. It's a Deal 10. Don't Be a Stranger 11. Let's Go Fifty- Fifty 12. Good for Nothing 13. You're Telling Me 14. Get a Life 15. Don't Joke Section 5 Click here for the meaning
  8. 8. 1. I Can't Thank You Enough 2. Hand in hand 3. Above the call of duty 4. Work your fingers to the bone 5. The cream of the crop 6. Monkey Business 7. Tricks of the trade 8. Trade-off 9. Hang In There 10. I Owe You One 11. Take a Hike 12. It's a Piece of Cake 13. To take a look 14. Raise the bar 15. It's a Long Story Section 6 Click here for the meaning
  9. 9. 1. Stay on top of things 2. Give (someone) the green light 3. Burn out 4. Go public 5. At Face value 6. It Figures 7. Fair play 8. No Sweat 9. I Blew It 10. Crunch numbers 11. Double check 12. I Beg to Differ 13. Bottom line 14. Clinch a deal 15. A calculated risk Section 7 Click here for the meaning
  10. 10. 1. No Strings Attached 2. In black and white 3. In the long run 4. I Couldn't Agree With You More 5. Thank Goodness 6. ASAP 7. Sell like hotcakes 8. Write-Off 9. Tight spot 10. You Made It Big 11. Glass Ceiling 12. Breathe down the neck 13. The ball is in your court 14. Take stock 15. Call it a day Section 8 Click here for the meaning
  11. 11. 1. Safe Bet 2. I Can't Wait 3. Lighten Up 4. Think outside the box 5. Sky's the limit 6. Run/go around in circles 7. Hop In 8. I Told You So 9. You Know Better Than That 10. Second nature 11. Keep Me in the Loop 12. Play hardball 13. Get to the Point 14. Down to Earth 15. In a nutshell Section 9 Click here for the meaning
  12. 12. ThankYou
  13. 13. Section 1 Sl. No Idioms Meaning 1 Game plan a plan for achieving success, especially in business or politics 2 You've got to be kidding This cannot be the truth. Surely you are kidding me! 3 Miss the boat to be too late to get something that you want 4 Call it a day to quit work and go home; to say that a day's work has been completed. 5 Get on one's nerves to annoy someone, especially by doing something again and again 6 Take the bull by the horns to confront a problem head-on and deal with it openly. 7 Read one's mind to guess what someone is thinking. 8 Feel blue to feel sad. 9 Ahead of the game being early; having an advantage in a competitive situation; having done more than necessary. 10 Win-win situation guaranteeing a favourable outcome for everyone involved 11 Cut to the chase to focus on what is important; to abandon the preliminaries and deal with the major points. 12 Give somebody a hard time to treat someone severely or to cause difficulties for them 13 Make up one's mind to become very certain that you want to do something 14 Go Dutch to share the cost of something, especially a meal 15 Goose bumps a prickly feeling related to having bumps on one's skin due to fear, excitement, or cold. Click here to go back
  14. 14. Section 2 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 Sweeten the Deal To give an attractive offer to the other party during a negotiation process.  2 Stay in touch To maintain communications with someone 3 Give and take A lot of two-way discussion ; a lot of negotiating and bargaining 4 Rain or Shine If you say you will do something come rain or shine, you mean you will do it whatever happens 5 Ball rolling To cause something that is in progress to continue. 6 Easier said than done Something that you say when something seems like a good idea but it would be difficult to do 7 It's about time It is almost too late!; I've been waiting a long time! (Said with impatience.) 8 Jump to conclusions To guess the facts about a situation without having enough information 9 Keep an eye on To watch or give your attention to someone or something 10 Out of the blue Happening suddenly and unexpectedly 11 Know something inside out To know everything about a subject 12 Give someone a hand To help someone 13 Now and then Sometimes; occasionally. 14 Go Back to Square One To start everything all over again, signaling that the initial efforts were not enough and that something had to be restarted. 15 On the dot At exactly the right time. Click here to go back
  15. 15. Section 3 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 Grab a bite To get something to eat; to get food that can be eaten quickly. 2 Take it easy Calm down.; Relax.; Do not get excited. 3 Go with the flow To do what other people are doing or to agree with other people because it is the easiest thing to do 4 Twenty-four seven Twenty-four seven or 24/7 means all the time, coming from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 5 On the right track To be doing something in a way that will bring good results 6 Don't sweat it Something that you say in order to tell someone not to worry 7  Ahead of the curve If you want to agree strongly with what someone has said 8 Broke Completely broke; without any money. 9 Beats Me Something that you say when you cannot understand something 10 I Don't Buy it Not accept something (to be true). 11 Keep Your Cool To stay calm and undisturbed. 12 Out of Sorts If you are feeling a bit upset and depressed, you are out of sorts. 13 Good For You A complimentary expression of encouragement for something that someone has done or received. 14 Stay on your toes Aware and energetic 15 Shotgun Giving actual or figurative support or aid to someone in a situation or project Click here to go back
  16. 16. Section 4 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 Who Cares Does anyone really care?; It is of no consequence. 2 Big Deal Something represented as important, is in fact only ordinary:  3 What a Small World When you discover that someone knows a person that you know 4 What's going on? What is happening in this place?; What is the explanation for the strange things that are happening here? 5 Now You're Talking You finally have a good idea  6 Over My Dead Body I will never let this happen; you mean that you will do everything you can to prevent it ' 7 Coming Right Up Around the corner ;  you will bring what someone has asked for very soon 8 Good Thinking ; think on one’s feet To think and react quickly, especially in a situation where things are happening very fast 9 Blow you away To overwhelm a person; to excite a person very much ; to be carried away by the wind. 10 All or nothing Time to choose to do something or not to do it. Completely or not at all  11 Come On To begin to work at one's scheduled time. ; tell the truth 12 Never mind Do not worry about someone or something  13 If You Insist A vague phrase answering yes to a question that asks whether one should do something. 14 Know the ropes Knowledge of how to do something; how to work something. 15 Better than Nothing Having something that is not satisfactory is better than having nothing at all.  Click here to go back
  17. 17. Section 5 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 In the Same boat  Experiencing the same situation or condition. 2 Fair Enough Alright ; Something that you say in order to show that you understand why someone has said or done something.  3 Cat out of the Bag The secret has been made known.  4 My Pleasure You're welcome.; It is my pleasure to do so. 5 It Totally Slipped My Mind If something slips your mind, you forget about it. 6 Give It to Me Straight Something that you say when you want someone to tell you something unpleasant directly and honestly. 7 It's written all over your face If an emotion is written all over someone's face, it is clearly shown in their face.  8 Go For It  To do anything you have to in order to get something. 9 It's a Deal Okay.; It is agreed. 10 Don't Be a Stranger  Keep in touch, let's keep in contact even though we're parting. 11 Let's Go Fifty- Fifty Even or equal ; if something is divided fifty-fifty, it is divided equally between two people.  12 Good for Nothing A person, usually a man, who is lazy and does not do anything useful. 13 You're Telling Me I know all too well the truth of what you are saying.  14 Get a Life To do something different ; to have fun. 15 Don't Joke To make a joke that tricks someone. Click here to go back
  18. 18. Section 6 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 I Can't Thank You Enough A polite expression of gratitude. 2 Hand in hand To be present together ; exist together ; connected with each other  3 Above the call of duty Great degree of courage or effort displayed by a person than which is usually required or expected in their job. 4 Work your fingers to the bone Extremely hardworking. 5 The cream of the crop Best people or things in a particular group. 6 Monkey business An activity which is organized in a deceitful or dishonest way 7 Tricks of the trade Clever methods that help you to do a job better or faster 8 Trade-off To get rid of something in an exchange. 9 Hang In There To continue to try to do something although it is very difficult 10 I Owe You One Thank you, now I owe you a favor.; I owe you something similar in return. 11 Take a Hike To leave ; take a walk 12 It's a Piece of Cake Something easy to do. 13 To take a look To review or to evaluate 14 Raise the bar To make a task a little more difficult. 15 It's a Long Story Something that you say when someone has asked you about something that happened and you do not want to explain it to them because it would take too long Click here to go back
  19. 19. Section 7 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 Stay on top of things To keep watch /well informed over someone or something.  2 Give (someone) the green light To give permission for something to happen 3 Burn out To do something so long and so intensely that one runs out of fuel. 4 Go public To make something known that was secret before 5 At Face value From outward appearance; from what something first appears to be. 6 It Figures It makes sense.; It confirms what one might have guessed.; I'm not surprised 7 Fair play People obey the rules and do not cheat ; a way of treating people that is fair and equal 8 No Sweat There is no problem or difficulty 9 I Blew It To lose an opportunity 10 Crunch numbers Perform numerous calculations or process a large amount of numerical data. 11 Double check To check twice or again; verify 12 I Beg to Differ A polite way of saying that you disagree with something that someone has said  13 Bottom line The result; the final outcome. 14 Clinch a deal You reach agreement on a proposal or offer. 15 A calculated risk A chance taken after careful estimation of the probable outcome Click here to go back
  20. 20. Section 8 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 No Strings Attached No special demands or limits that you have to accept  2 In black and white  { of an agreement, contract, or statement } official, in writing or printing. 3 In the long run Finally 4 I Couldn't Agree With You More I support that very strongly 5 Thank Goodness I am pleased or happy / thank heavens  6 ASAP Acronym for “As Soon As Possible” 7 Sell like hotcakes To sell quickly and in large numbers 8  Write-off To drop someone or something from consideration ; to give up on someone or something as a dead loss, waste of time, hopeless case, etc. 9 Tight spot In a difficult situation /Tough Spot 10 You Made It Big To become very successful or famous 11 Glass ceiling A metaphor for a barrier that prevents people, typically women or minorities, from ascending to high positions. 12 Breathe down the neck To make someone feel uncomfortable by watching them very closely 13 The ball is in your court YOU now have control of the situation 14 Take stock To examine a situation carefully  15 Call it a day To stop doing something, especially working /to quit work and go home; Click here to go back
  21. 21. Section 9 Sl.No Idioms Meaning 1 Safe bet Someone or something that you are certain will win or succeed 2 I Can't Wait To be very eager, as if to be unable to endure the wait until it is possible to do something. 3 Lighten Up To be less rough and demanding or rude with someone or something.  4 Think outside the box To think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas 5 Sky's the limit There is no limit to what something or someone can achieve  6 Run/go around in circles To use a lot of time and effort trying to do something, without making any progress 7 Hop In To jump into something; to get into something. 8 I Told You So something bad happens , after you warned someone that it would happen. 9 You Know Better Than That To be wise enough to know that , you should not believe someone or something 10 Second nature Easy and natural for someone. 11 Keep Me in the Loop To furnish someone with sufficient relevant information and include them in the decision -making process. 12 Play hardball To be so determined to get what you want, especially in business, that you use methods that are unfair or harm other people  13 Get to the Point  To arrive at a discussion or explanation of the purpose of something. 14 Down to Earth A person who is approachable, unpretentious, authentic, genuine, not snobby and not arrogant. ; "Down to Earth" means realistic, practical, everyday. 15 In a nutshell Very briefly Click here to go back

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