N O – or rather, yes! English business jargon starting with N and O

Are you the sort of person who would take a “no brainer” “on a go forward basis?” Or would you “nuke” the idea and say “not on my watch?” More business and general English jargon, this time from N to O.

More English business jargon demystified on HTWB - this time from N to O

It’s “not rocket science” to be “on the ball” if you wear an “old school tie…”

English business jargon starting with N to O

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It’s D-Day for business jargon … some D-terms explained

Would you find any “dead wood” at work – and could you remove it with a “double edged sword?” And do you know why we use those terms today? Check out these Deees of business jargon!

Business jargon starting with D - explained on HTWB

Have you done a “dry run” with your “doggie bag?”

Damp squib: (sometimes said as damp squid, but as squid are sea animals they need to be damp to survive!) A squib, on the other hand, is a kind of firework and as you know, if fireworks get damp, they tend not to work properly or at all. So a “damp squib” is an occasion, activity, product, event, meeting, training course etc., that does not live up to expectations and is, basically, disappointing or even a total a failure. The first known use of the term goes back to the early 19th century in England. [Read more…]

English Language Business Expressions: Jan 3rd 2017

Am delighted to say this popular series is back – another 10 common English business expressions explained not only for those of you who speak English as a second language, but for anyone who wants to know – whether a native English speaker or not.

English language business expressions on How To Write Better

English language expressions you’ll hear in business and elsewhere, Jan 3rd 2017

Here are the next 10 such expressions that I find most interesting, and I hope you do too…

Bald men fighting over a comb: this expression has had various interpretations but essentially it means some kind of conflict or argument about something that really doesn’t matter very much. If you think about it, bald men fighting over a comb (when they haven’t even got any hair to use a comb on) is a silly and pointless exercise… [Read more…]

And another 20 business terms for non-native English speakers – PART 6

Hi everyone and welcome to Part Six of this series on business terms in English, and what they mean Рin plain English!

(For direct links to the other articles in the series, scroll down to the bottom of this one.)

And another 20 business terms for non-native English speakers

American business terms are widely used in all the English language markets.

In Part 6, we look at 20 business terms used especially in the USA:

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20 Business Terms Explained for Non-Native English Speakers, PART 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this series on business terms explained for non-native English speakers, and here is another collection of 20 common words and phrases you’re likely to see in business and business studies.

(You will find direct links to the other articles in the series by scrolling down to the bottom of this article.)

HTWB E2L June 1-16 Here’s your 2nd set of 20 business terms to help you write better in English

Benchmark: comes from the engineering industry. It means a definite, reliable point from which to measure the growth or progress of a project or activity. [Read more…]

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