March 13th, 2021

Business Lessons:

come under fire: to be criticized

  • My company has come under fire for overworking its employees.
  • My boss has come under fire for not dealing with the problem swiftly enough.

be in a bind: be in a difficult or embarrassing position; also, unable to solve a problem

  • My project team is in a bind because of the pandemic. We can’t get the team together at the same time to discuss important issues.

Power struggle: a situation in which two or more people or groups compete for control in a particular sphere

  • There is a big power struggle among the mangers in upper management.

Make up for: to do or have something as a way of correcting or improving (something else) 

  • He had to make up for lost time while he was sick so he worked two weekends.

A san: D-E-V:

B san: I’m sorry is that V as in VICTOR or B as in BOY?

A san: That’s V as in VICTOR.

  • Excuse me Albert. How do you pronounce this word? (this name?)

Open door policy: you can ask questions /interrupt the person any time.

My manager has an open door policy.

Conversation Lessons:

Sunday Driver:  Someone who drives too slowly, often annoying other drivers. An inexperienced driver.

A san: I have a Gold card!!!

B san: Oh really? You must be a Sunday driver.

A san: How did you know I only drive on Sundays?

B san: .Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.!

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