Thuật ngữ kinh tế trong tiếng Anh (Terminologies in Business) – Phần 2

Cùng lưu lại những thuật ngữ kinh tế thường dùng trong phần 2 này nhé các bạn.

Think out of the box: be creative or non-traditional; approach a situation or problem in a new way.

  1. Nothing we’ve tried so far has worked. We need to ask Gordon for his ideas because he thinks out of the box.
  2. 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.

  1. She likes to shoot from the hip, but honestly makes people angry sometimes.
  2. You usually know what he is thinking because he shoots from the hip.

Know the ropes: be familiar with job processes, procedures, or people

  1. We asked the new employee to talk to Jose because he knows the ropes and can show him around the plant.
  2. She knew the ropes, so she had to trouble getting the work done.

Catch on: quickly and easily learn or understand something

  1. Let’s put him in charge of the new process because he catches on
  2. 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.

  1. I can’t keep up with my work. I need to try multi-tasking so I can get everything done.
  2. 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

  1. I don’t want him on my team because he always makes waves and upsets the others.
  2. 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.

  1. Let’s jumpstart this project. It is our first priority.
  2. 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

  1. Getting into that university is a long shot for him because he doesn’t have great grades.
  2. Reaching our sales goals in this quarter is a long shot because of the economy.

Go hand in hand: be associated with; go together

  1. Quality and efficiency go hand in hand. One usually accompanies the other.
  2. 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

  1. I don’t want to step on your toes, so let me know if this is OK.
  2. She was unpopular because she stepped on many toes.

Pull strings: take advantage of connection to achieve a goal

  1. He pulled strings to get the job. His father-in-law talked to the company president about him.
  2. 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

  1. That company was fined for giving a kickback to the politicians in exchange for contracts.
  2. The U.S. government frowns on kickbacks for business. an Internet-based business/ an employee of an Internet- based business.

  1. I don’t think I’m ready to go to a and work 12 hours a day.
  2. 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

  1. He could have bought that stock last week at half the current price. He really missed the boat.
  2. She missed the boat when he said no to that deal. It turned out to be worth millions.

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