Thuật ngữ kinh tế trong tiếng Anh (Terminologies in Business) – Phần 3

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See eye to eye: to agree about or have the same perspective on [something]

  1. I’d like her to be on my team. We see eye to eye most of the time.
  2. We haven’t been able to agree. We don’t see eye to eye on this.

Bend over backwards: try very hard to please someone or to do something

  1. She bent over backwards to try and make him happy, but he was never satisfied.
  2. I want you to bend over backwards for this customer. It’s a very important account.

A dry run: a rehearsal or practice session

  1. We should test this prototype first. We need a dry run before we go into production.
  2. I’d like to do a dry run with this speech before I present it to the whole company.

Troubleshoot something: identify the problems in a program or process

  1. We hired her to troubleshoot the problems in the process. She’ll identify them, and then the team will correct them.
  2. We have to troubleshoot the problems before we find solutions.

A bottleneck: a person or place that stops or slows the easy flow of ideas or products

  • There’s a bottleneck in manufacturing at the third station on the assembly line. We need to make some changes in the process there.
  • That department is always a bottleneck for us when we try to get anything done quickly. They always delay the process.

Cut corners: save money or time by substituting inferior materials or not carrying out all the required steps

  1. The company cut corners on the new product by using a less expensive part in the design.
  2. We have to find a way to cut corners on this project because we’ve already gone over our budget.

Be user-friendly: be easy to use

  1. This program is very user-friendly. It seems very logical.
  2. When a program is user-friendly, I don’t need to read the manual.

A game plan: a strategy or an organized approach to achieve a goal

  1. To get this done, we’ll need a really good game plan.
  2. We need to come up with a game plan to meet our goals.

Be on the right track: be going in the correct direction

  1. We don’t have the problem solved yet, but I think we are on the right track.

Out of bounds: not acceptable

  1. He was a problem student. His behavior was out of bounds, so he was sent to the principal’s office.
  2. That topic is out of bounds during the meeting. We will discuss it later off-line.

Go by the book: closely follow procedures or rules

  1. I want you to go by the book at first. You can get creative later, after you learn the process.
  2. She’s very careful and methodical. She always goes by the book.

On one’s toes: prepared to quickly move or react

  1. He always gives us last minute changes to keep us on our toes.
  2. If you work in Silicon Valley, you have to stay on your toes because things arechanging very quickly.

A trade-off: an exchange; the act of giving up one thing to get another

  1. If you cut back your hours to have more free time, you’ll make less money. It’s a trade-off.
  2. She gave up her dream car to buy a house. It was a trade-off.

Burn rate: the rate at which a new company spends money

  1. The 10 million dollars of venture capital should last about five months at this burn rate.
  2. The burn rate is really high with new Internet companies because marketing costs are very high.

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