Idiom II

anshulmadaan's version from 2015-12-15 07:38


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do something rude, impudent or inappropriate, without any embarrassment or shynesshave the nerve
try something that you have never had a chance to do beforehave a stab at
you look after a place or a business in the absence of the person who is normally in chargehold the fort
loud opposition about somthinghue and cry
someone who concentrates on working or studying hardkeeps nose to grindstone

Section 3

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you increase your efforts or work harder to complete something or meet a deadlinemake up for the lost time
prove how effective or useful something isput something to acid test
to act decisively in order to deal with a difficult situation or problemtake the bull by the horns
everything happens exactly as expectedlike clockwork
capable of adjusting rapidly to new developments and making quick decisionsthink on your feet

Section 2

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try out every possibility in order to obtain a result or find a solutionexplore all the avenues
examine it closely and thoroughly so as not to miss any detailsgo over something with a fine tooth comb
you are constantly aware of the most recent events or developmentskeep finger on the pulse
expression used to describe a person who has the ability to persuade someone to accept something totally unnecessary or uselesssell ice to eskimoes
something that functions very well or has the desired effectworks like a charm


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people or things which are no longer considered useful or necessarydead wood
earning a salary while in trainingearn while you learn
Someone in a position to be criticized because of their responsibilities or the position they holdfiring line
lose the jobget the axe
a large sum of money or a generous financial arrangement granted to an executive as an incentive to stay in their job, or to ensure long-term cooperation after their departuregolden handcuffs
sum of money given to a person when they leave a company or retire (sometimes given to encourage early retirement)golden handshake
clause in an executive's employment contract stating that the executive will receive certain large benefits if their employment is terminatedgolden parachute
discriminatory barrier perceived by women and minorities that prevents them from rising to positions of power or responsibilityglass ceiling
expression often used to refer to retirement in generalhang up one's boot
A desirable position which is well-paid and considered relatively easyPlum Job
expression is used to warn someone that if they do not improve, they will have to leave their jobshape up or ship out