靈活運用這十個商用英文字和片語,讓同事對你刮目相看!

 

 

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1. Ahead of the curve 超越;走在前端

curve 是曲線,"behind the curve" 意思是落後

Meaning: To be "ahead of the curve" means to be more advanced than the competition.    

Example: We're investing a lot of money in research and development so we can stay ahead of the curve.

 

2. The big picture 一件事的全貌;長期的遠景;真正的目標

Meaning: Everything that is involved with a particular situation is called "the big picture."    

Example: Even though we all have very specific tasks to do, our manager makes sure we see the big picture.

 

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3. Blue collar 藍領階級的、勞力的

Meaning: A "blue collar worker" is someone who works with his hands (manufacturing, construction, maintenance, etc.).

Example: It's a blue collar town with a lot of farmers and factory workers.

 

4. White collar 白領階級的、勞心的

Meaning: A white collar worker is someone who works in an office (customer service, management, sales, etc.). "White collar" (and "blue collar") can also be used to describe a job, position, or a place. 

Example: The economic recession has put many white-collar workers in danger of losing their jobs.

P.S. 還有 Red, Pink, Green, Gold, Gray, Open collar,來瞧瞧這些顏色代表的人才

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5. Get the ball rolling 開始進行

Meaning: To "get the ball rolling" means to start something (a project, for example).  

Example: We need to get the ball rolling on this project. The deadline is in June, and it's already April.

 

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6. Go the extra mile 比期望付出更多

Meaning: To "go the extra mile" means to do more than what people expect.    

Example: We go the extra mile for our customers.

 

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7. In the black 有盈餘

Meaning: If a company is "in the black," it means that it is making a profit.      

Example: We're not having a great year, but at least we're in the black.

 

8. In the red 赤字;虧損

Meaning: If a company is "in the red," it means that is not profitable and is operating at a loss.       

Example: When I started my own business, we were in the red for the first two years. We didn't see a profit until the third year.

 

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9. On the same page 達成共識

Meaning: If two people are "on the same page," they are in agreement about something.   

Example: Let's go over the details of what we agreed on to make sure we're on the same page.

 

10. Get down to business 進入正題

Meaning: Stop making small talk and start talking about serious business topics         .

Example: Now that everyone's here, let's get down to business and start with the presentation.

 

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