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Idioms widely used in American English to talk about work and money:
Expressions related to money
Put your money where your mouth is - stop talking about what you can do and show me; or if you’re so confident, let’s bet on it (put money on it)
Rags to riches - the American dream summed up in one expression; showing up as a poor immigrant and becoming rich through hard work - rags represent the dirty, ripped clothing of a poor person
My two cents - giving your opinion when it wasn’t exactly asked for
Coin (verb) a new term - to make a word or expression widely used by using it in a popular text or speech. example: Shakespeare is responsible for coining many English words and expressions in common use today.
Cost an arm and a leg - way too expensive, not only do they want all your cash, but they want your body parts too - My new computer cost me an arm and a leg.
Expressions related to work
To wear many hats - to do tasks that would normally be different roles in a company; to do sales and also accounting. It’s very common in small companies where a few employees do all the necessary jobs.
Back to the drawing board- meaning we have to start over; whatever plan we were working on has failed and we have to start at the beginning of the planning process now.
The bottom line - the most important thing in a business; earning money. The bottom line is your profit margin. “The CEO doesn’t care about anything but the bottom line.”
To cook the books - dishonest accounting. Lying in the accounting documents, hiding income from the tax collector.
Cold calling - sales calls to people who don’t expect to be called; cold represents the fact that they have not been warmed up to the idea of buying something from you; in the past, calling also meant knocking on people’s doors, luckily this practice a]is not so common anymore. Imagine someone ringing your bell to try to sell you a vacuum cleaner or a new frying pan.
Expressions related to love and dating
Ghosted - a rude way to end a relationship in the cell phone age; to disappear like a ghost and just stop replying to their calls and text messages
Clingy - this adjective is used for someone who is too attached in a relationship; calling all the time, getting jealous, etc. the same word is used for when your clothing sticks to your hair after being in the dryer (static cling) and for good reason
Out of your league - someone who is so attractive that you couldn’t possibly date them; in baseball there are minor and major leagues - only the major league is on TV, the others are not famous and they don’t play games against each other
Wingman - a friend who will go out with you and help you meet someone by flirting with the other person’s friends; it’s possible to have a wing woman, but of course it’s usually men. One man alone at the bar trying to flirt with women is seen as a little bit creepy and certainly not easy.
Head over heels - to be totally in love with someone so that your body has figuratively flipped upside down; originally heels over head, but it changed in the 1800s maybe because it sounds a little better
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I want to start my own company but I don't have any prior experience, how can I start i.e the foot in the door technique, could you please guide me in this matter, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Hello linguamarina, I keep watching your videos and I've learned a lot of things about english. I really to speak well english language.
Thank you so much.❤
I think I choose to work in the company first, before I start my own business.
So that it easy for me to manage my own company someday in God's will.
Linguatrip is really a good way to go abroad and have english courses. However, sometimes i think that could have some manner to go abroad to work instead of studying in the same way. I mean as easy as linguatrip is. It came to my mind because there are a lot of people over the world who want to learn english or other language in which do not have so much money saved in order to spend on their course.
So, for this reason, working would be easier to this kind of pleople, because they could get able to pay for their staying and their needs, while they learn the native language.
I really do not know if already there's something like this, if there is, please tell me.
Hi Marina, congrats for all the good things you’ve accomplished so far, your happiness is contagious ! To answer your question, I'd rather like to work for a big company right now, simply by the fact that I'm getting older and time is one of the only thing you can’t buy. There’s another part of me telling that it's never to late to do what you really want. If I had a good business idea, we never know as we say. I've been watching your videos for 4 hours, very interesting and helpful for a ESL like me. Keep up your good work !
Hi Marina. In order to answer your question, I do prefer work for a big company when I can perform tasks and achieve more of my potencial rather than in a small business. That's not a easy choice but sometimes, work in your own business, allows you make more than in a big fortune company. This is my two cents : )
I was working like news reporter in Ukraine. After that I decided I would like to be self-employed or work freelance. It doesn’t matter. Now I have a small shop in Instagram, but I don’t have astonishing profits. But still I want to open my own company :) I love your videos❤️ you are awesome
hello Linguamarina, according your question, I'll prefer to work at Big company because I want to hone my skills and learn about my universty majors "Information System" to gather experiences and get more knowlegde about IT. Maybe someday I will starting my own company after I am worthy but not now.. I'll think about it later. Because I prefer to get a training certificate of IT and master degree in advance. Good luck for you :)
I'm not really interested in starting a company, I mean, I'd say I wouldn't take the guts to do it, so I'd rather work in one big corporation just to improve my knowledge, experience and things like that.
My real business will be investing.
Btw, another great video. Keep up!
Hey ,marina I understand English but it just that some time I don't understand the vocabulary I thinking I weak in that so plz give me suggestion to improve my vocabulary understand there actual meaning
That's just my two cents, you should to start work at corporation because that experiment will help u to be capable to understand how the work goes. In addition, it gives the sufficient experience to start a new project or start your own business.
Depends on what you desire. As for me, I want to start with working in a big company. I like a busy environment and also being a part of the corporate ladder. Then, I’ll start my own company when I have enough capital and when I’m confident in the company I envision to make. Either way, it requires of you to be persistent in your work in order to be successful. Slowly but surely the universe will conspire to your liking
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