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Think out of the box: be creative or non-traditional; approach a situation or problem in a new way.
- Nothing we’ve tried so far has worked. We need to ask Gordon for his ideas because he thinks out of the box.
- Let’s brainstorm some ideas hers. Concentrate on some new and different We need to think out of the box.
Shoot from the hip: be very direct; express ideas without planning.
- She likes to shoot from the hip, but honestly makes people angry sometimes.
- You usually know what he is thinking because he shoots from the hip.
Know the ropes: be familiar with job processes, procedures, or people
- We asked the new employee to talk to Jose because he knows the ropes and can show him around the plant.
- She knew the ropes, so she had to trouble getting the work done.
Catch on: quickly and easily learn or understand something
- Let’s put him in charge of the new process because he catches on
- They promoted her after only three months because she had caught on so quickly.
Multi-tasking: doing more than one thing at the same time.
- I can’t keep up with my work. I need to try multi-tasking so I can get everything done.
- He got a ticket for multi-tasking while he was driving. He was talking on the car phone and looking up another phone number while he was at the wheel.
Make waves: to cause troubles or problems
- I don’t want him on my team because he always makes waves and upsets the others.
- She made waves wherever she went, so she didn’t usually stay long in one company.
Jumpstart: so something to get an activity or institution working better or faster.
- Let’s jumpstart this project. It is our first priority.
- The economy was lagging, so the government tried to jumpstart it by lowering the interest rates.
A long shot: a very difficult goal or a goal that one does not expect to achieve
- Getting into that university is a long shot for him because he doesn’t have great grades.
- Reaching our sales goals in this quarter is a long shot because of the economy.
Go hand in hand: be associated with; go together
- Quality and efficiency go hand in hand. One usually accompanies the other.
- This material goes hand in hand with the software to guide the user.
Step on someone’s toes: get in someone’s way; interfere with someone’s job or responsibilities
- I don’t want to step on your toes, so let me know if this is OK.
- She was unpopular because she stepped on many toes.
Pull strings: take advantage of connection to achieve a goal
- He pulled strings to get the job. His father-in-law talked to the company president about him.
- She can pull strings whenever she wants something because her brother is the CEO of the company.
Kickback: money or favors given in exchange for influence
- That company was fined for giving a kickback to the politicians in exchange for contracts.
- The U.S. government frowns on kickbacks for business.
Dot.com/dot.commer: an Internet-based business/ an employee of an Internet- based business.
- I don’t think I’m ready to go to a dot.com and work 12 hours a day.
- He left that big corporation and became a dot.commer because he hopes to make a million dollars when the business goes public.
Miss the boat: miss the opportunity
- He could have bought that stock last week at half the current price. He really missed the boat.
- She missed the boat when he said no to that deal. It turned out to be worth millions.