Business English Terms and Phrases
9 Useful and Unusual Phrases
The building could collapse if we cut corners.
“To cut corners” is to complete a task in a fast and careless way. To do something without paying attention to details, thereby making mistakes or causing new problems.
As of yet, we have no plans to close the department.
This is very commonly seen in emails, and means “at the moment,” This is another time when business jargon defies English grammar rules, yet still comes across as formal!
Hopefully we can get the ball rolling on the new pitch next week
To “get the ball rolling” means to get started on something; to begin making meaningful progress.
I need to upskill if I want to get the promotion.
This business term is another formal but ungrammatical replacement for an existing word: to train. To some, “upskilling” sounds more professional than “training”
Agreeing to the contract was a real no nrainer.
No Brainer” Is something that should be the very obvious choice to make.
With many office staff working from home, we can have a smaller office and hotdesk.
Hot desking is where several office workers who don't work in the office full time can share a desk or desks between them.
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