This week, what I have for you is a handy list of most common English business idioms:

  1. Their line of phones is so popular, it’s a real cash cow for the company. 
  2. I really like the colleague who shares my office. He’s got a heart of gold
  3. Coffee shops are a dime a dozen in New York nowadays. 
  4. He’s got a really good new job and is making big bucks over there. 
  5. The cost of living is going up and many people are feeling the pinch.
  6. That company lost a lot of money last year and they went bust.
  7. Learning languages goes hand in hand with learning other important skills. 
  8. We have to understand that we’re all in the same boat and work together to find a solution to the problem. 
  9. Many companies try to cut corners, but they often sacrifice quality as a result. 
  10. I can’t make up my mind, I feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place.
  11. If this company is to be successful, we need to develop a strong game plan
  12. He decided to risk everything, even though he knew it was a long shot
  13. We waited too long to launch the new product and miss the boat
  14. If you want to stay ahead of the game, you have to look forward and invest in research.

Enjoy finding differences and similarities with equivalent idiomatic expressions in your own language and culture!  

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