Go the extra mile While many countries use kilometers, this expression is still alive and well in the English language. To go the extra mile means to be willing to work extra to get a job done. She went the extra mile and personally made sure that my insurance claim was handled correctly.
to get the ball rolling = to start something, for example: a project or meeting Examples: Now that we are all here, I’ll get the ball rolling. Everything was slow to start until Jill joined the team. She really got the ball rolling and motivated everyone to work harder. Every week we add a [...]
A severe case of “truth decay” ‘Truth decay’ literally means the decay (gradual loss) of truth. ‘Truth decay’ is also a play on words with the phrase, ‘tooth decay’ meaning cavities or ‘rotting’ teeth. Because of the negative image of rotting teeth and painful visits to the dentist, the headline is more powerful and [...]
«Dagens Næringsliv hadde en interessant artikkel lørdag 3. mars: «Følelser har fortsatt et omdømmeproblem» i næringslivet. Artikkelen inneholdt blant annet en liste over egenskaper som blir viktige i fremtiden med referanse til OECD «Skills Project» For mange ligger flere av disse egenskapene latent, for andre er dette egenskaper som må læres. Hvis vi tar [...]
to call it a day = to finish work We’ve been working for 14 hours. Let’s call it a day. On Fridays we usually call it a day early. Every week we add a business phrase to help you expand your knowledge.
to retaliate / retaliation / retaliating to do a harmful action to someone or some organization because they harmed you first. retaliate (against somebody/something) They retaliated when the government cut off their water supply. retaliate (by doing something/with something) The manager over looked him for the promotion and he retaliated by tipping off the press about [...]
to go through the roof = to increase very quickly or to react with extreme emotion Petrol prices have gone through the roof this week. When I told them I was leaving the company, they went through the roof. (got angry) Every week we add a business phrase to help you [...]
by the book = to follow the rules exactly The accounts have to do everything by the book because we are audited every second year. He’s very creative. However, he doesn’t always do things by the book. Every week we add a business phrase to help you expand your knowledge.