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In English you will come across lots of idioms that can be related to business situations;

  • Put your foot in it – make a big mistake
  • Fired – lose your job
  • On that ball – clever person, knows what’s going on
  • Give you a piece of my mind – talk to you very directly
  • Pass the buck – pass responsibility to other people
  • Track record – Experience
  • Success goes to your head – begin to have too important an opinion of yourself
  • Play your cards right – make the right decisions
  • Lose your touch – make mistakes
  • Up to your eyes in work – too many things to do
  • Put you in the picture – tell you what is going on
  • Good nose for a sale – natural salesman

Put the following sentences in numerical order. For example Question 4 > Answer is 1.

1) Nobody put him in the picture any more. By the end of the year, he was fired.

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2) He was always up to his eyes in work, so he started trying to pass the buck.

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3) He had a good nose for a sale, and he would usually play his cards.          

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4) Pedro Brown was on the ball. He had a very excellent track record.

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5) Eventually, he put his foot in it. The boss called him in and gave him a piece of his mind.

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6) Sadly, the success went to his head and he began losing his touch.

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