Idiom Attack Vol. 2: Doing Business (Spanish Edition): Ataque de Modismos 2 - Haciendo negocios
Peter Liptak, Matthew Douma, Jay Douma, Andrew Brand, Jennifer Clyde, Jay Douma, Andrew Brand, Jennifer Clyde
Idiom Attack 2 - Doing Business (Spanish Edition): Ataque de Modismos 2 - Haciendo negocios
Idiom Attack 2 - Doing Business (Spanish Edition)
Ataque de Modismos 2 - Haciendo negocios
How to talk
your way through
Swim with the natives without fear of an "Idiom Attack"
• Add 300 key idioms to your arsenal!
• Be ready for 25 topics with day-to-day idioms!
• Learn quickly with a three-step training process!
Nada con los nativos sin temer un "Ataque de Modismos"
• ¡Añade 300 modismos claves a tu arsenal!
• ¡Prepárate en 25 temas con modismos cotidianos!
• ¡Aprende rápidamente con un método de tres pasos!
Upgrade your English skills with idioms essential for daily conversation through a three-step training process that lets you to become familiar with and effectively use idioms every day!
¡Mejora tu nivel de inglés con modismos esenciales para la conversación diaria gracias a un método de tres pasos que te permite familiarizarte con los modismos y utilizarlos diariamente en forma eficaz!
Idioms represent the most colorful language used in everyday conversation yet tend to be the most difficult for foreign learners to understand and for teachers to convey. Idiom Attack is a collection of 300 North American idioms in common usage today, arranged in an easy to read and understand format. 25 topical chapters provide easy access for intermediate to advanced students of English. Only the most useful idioms and phrasal expressions are included, with meanings in both English and Chinese for comparison. Example sentences provide contextual support for more in depth understanding and practical application and stories challenge learners with the application of language with follow-up comprehension questions designed to coax them to use the target language. Finally, discussion questions encourage deeper dialogue and practice with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking. Check out our site at www.idiomattack.com
Idiom Attack 2 Doing Business
Table of Contents
Getting Used to Idioms
How to Use This Book
01. On the Job
earn a living / do for a living / white-collar job / blue-collar job / clock in / put in / call it quits / open up shop / graveyard shift / close up shop / get off / get red / work like a dog / workaholic / short-handed / get laid off
02. The Job Market
working stiff / put in for / on the job / headhunter / do business (with) / set up shop / stay a oat / go under / lay off / go out of business / household name / in the market /
on the market / go on strike
03. The Rat Race
on the run / run (around) in circles / on the move / rat race / dog-eat-dog / in a rut / keep up with the Joneses / treading water / the same old grind / back to the salt mines / couch potato/ creature comforts
04. Points in Time
from now on / from time to time / in a while / in time (to) / over and over (again) / for a while / for the time being / on time / one of these days / around the clock / for good / sooner or later
05. Making Progress
make headway / coming along / keep up (with) / gain ground / so far, so good / fall behind / on a roll / underway / gain steam / take shape
made to order / crank out / go through / collect dust / off the rack / turn out / bring out / run low (on) / cut down (on) / pack rat / run out (of) / use up
07. Getting it Going
inch along / on the fly / in a rush / be pressed for time / hurry up / step on it / helter-skelter / get a move on / on the double / pick up / slow down / at a snail’s pace / spur of the moment
08. Delays, Interruptions & Waiting
sit on / put off / kill time / tied up / run late / hold on / put something on the back burner / be held up / wait out / be with someone
09. The Numbers Game
all told / be left / pile up / come up short / or so / at (the) least / at (the) most / a number of / the lion’s share / in round numbers / a drop in the bucket / in its entirety
10. Money Matters
two bits / pay (someone) back / cash in / carry over payment / make out a check / bounce a check / wire money / on credit / redeem a coupon / take out / put aside / chip in
11. Money & Finances
save (money) for a rainy day / be in the hole / be a steal / be broke / be a rip-off / get by / cost (someone) an arm and a leg / make ends meet / cut corners / do without / be on someone / come to / pay off
12. Reporting Information
what’s the scoop? / spread the word / fill someone in / break the news / first-hand / keep someone posted / catch up on / keep up on / hot off the press / fill out
13. Discussions at Meetings
touch on / cover ground / raise a question / go into / bring up / break in / cut someone off / speak up / kick around / not get a word in edgewise / go off on a tangent
14. Conversing & Communicating
hear from / in touch (with) / get back to / talk someone’s ear off / talk a mile a minute / drop someone a line / yackety-yak / touch base / stay in touch / out of touch (with) / get in touch with / spam mail / send off
15. Finding Solutions
work out / rack one’s brains / do the trick / two heads are better than one / nip something in the bud / take a different tack / as a last resort / quick fix / magic bullet / get to the bottom of
16. Power & Persuasion
throw one’s weight around / pull (some) strings / run the show / run a tight ship / in hand / out of hand / loose cannon / play favorites / be on the take / asleep at the wheel
17. Rhyme & Reason
put the cart before the horse / go without saying / put two and two together / hare-brained / stand to reason / flight of fancy / jump to conclusions / off the wall / out of left field / no rhyme or reason
18. Strength of Mind
bite one’s lip / get one’s act together / on the ball / keep one’s cool / lose one’s cool / get ahold of oneself / mind over matter / level-headed / hold something in(side) / keep one’s wits about oneself
19. A Sense of Duty
weight on one’s shoulders / carry one’s (own) weight / run with it / take on / look after / leave to / see to / take over / see something through
20. Deal Makers & Breakers
on the table / go-between / cut a deal / hammer out / drive a hard bargain / break off / enter into / highway robbery / find the middle ground / happy medium / meet halfway / give in (to) / give and take
21. Politics & Politicians
right wing / left wing / middle-of-the-road / party line / bleeding heart liberal / run for office / swear in / take office / sound bite / grass roots / red tape
22. Repair & Ruin
turn on / be up and running / be trashed / be down / break down / burn out / fall apart / out of order / turn up / act up / fall off
23. Condemnation & Consent
shake one’s head / be out of the question / I’m afraid not / take a dim view of / give someone a dirty look / be iffy / sound good / be in favor of / give the green light / give a (big) hand
24. Truth & Lies
level with / come clean / white lie / under the table / be on the level / skeleton in one’s closet / keep from / cross one’s heart / lay one’s cards on the table / keep it to oneself / not breathe a word / cover up
25. Success & Failure
make it big / in vain / make the grade / make a comeback / pull off / get ahead / a lost cause / go over (well) / give up / blow it / (go) back to square one