Thuật ngữ kinh tế trong tiếng Anh (Terminologies in Business) – Phần 1

Hôm nay trung tâm xin chia sẻ với các bạn đang học tiếng Anh hay những bạn đã đi làm và thường xuyên sử dụng tiếng Anh trong công việc, các thuật ngữ kinh tế thường dùng trong tiếng Anh. Các thuật ngữ sẽ được post chia làm nhiều phần, mời các bạn đón theo dõi nhé.

Take the bull by the horns: directly confront a problem or challenge.

  1. He decided to take the bull by the horns and talk to the president about the problem.
  2. She took the bull by the horns and asked her boss for a raise.

Be on the same page: have the same understanding about the situation or information.

  1. I want to make sure we share the same expectations. We need to be on the same page before I give you the money to do the work.
  2. I need to meet with Jim before the negotiations so we are on the same page when we meet with the other company.

On one’s plate: [something that is] waiting to be done.

  1. We have enough on our plate right now. We shouldn’t take on more projects right now.
  2. She has too much on her plate. She needs to assign some of the work to another person.

Have the bandwidth: have the ability or capacity to handle the work

  1. Tech support is too busy. They don’t have the bandwidth to handle the calls.
  2. The company is growing too fast. I’m not sure they have the bandwidth to manage the changes.

Be plugged in/be dialed in: be connected or be knowledgeable about in a situation.

  1. If you want to know what’s really going on, ask Jim. He is really plugged in.
  2. If you want to be dialed in, you have to communicate with lots of people.

Blow someone away: greatly impress someone; exceed expectations.

  1. He set impossible goals, and then he achieved them. It blew his boss away.
  2. She blew them away when she made her presentation. They had no idea she would be so effective.

Get the ball rolling: start something

  1. He asked the first question in the meeting to get the ball rolling.
  2. She got the ball rolling with the new team by asking the staff members tointroduce themselves.

Step up to the plate: take responsibility

  1. We hope the power company will step up to the plate and explain the power outrage.
  2. If the mistake is his, I hope he will step up to the plate and take care of it.

Be on the ball: be smart; be intelligent; be a good worker

  1. She’s really on the ball. She’s quick, efficient, and does good work.
  2. I’m really glad you hired him because he’s on the ball.

Shoot the breeze: make informal conversation

  1. I like to shoot the breeze with my friends. Sometimes we just sit and talk.
  2. We shot the breeze for a few minutes before we got down to business.

Go for the gold: try for a difficult goal

  1. Let’s go for the gold. I want to set high goals this year.
  2. She went for the gold when she put down her quarter goals.

Go for it: make an extra effort to meet a goal

  1. If we’re going to make this quarter’s quota, we’ll have to really go for it.
  2. I told him he would succeed if he really went for it.

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