Weekly Business Phrase

By |2020-04-14T09:48:22+02:00mars 26th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

Catch someone off guard To surprise someone with a question or action.  (This could be negative or positive.) When you answered the client's questions, you caught me off guard. I thought you understood I would handle that part of the negotiations.  Oh!  I didn’t expect you to come into work today, you caught me [...]

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Weekly Business Phrase

By |2020-04-14T09:48:30+02:00mars 22nd, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

 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.

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Weekly Business Phrase

By |2020-04-14T09:48:41+02:00mars 19th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

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 [...]

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Kommunikasjon kan læres

By |2020-04-14T09:48:57+02:00mars 14th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

«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 [...]

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Weekly Business Phrase

By |2020-04-14T09:49:23+02:00mars 5th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

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 [...]

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Weekly Business Phrase

By |2020-04-14T09:49:30+02:00februar 27th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

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.

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