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Idiom of the Week - Week 30

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

"head honcho": the most important person (at a company) (very informal)

Example 1:  Most decisions get the final OK by our head honcho.

Example 2:  Our positions are equal, but Richard often acts like he's the head honcho.

Idiom of the Week - Week 29

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

"to be (or have something) in the bag": something appears to be finished or achieved

Example 1:  We met with the client last night, and the deal seems to be in the bag.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 28

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“when push comes to shove": when something becomes urgent or critical; wenn es hart auf hart kommt

Example 1:  The team always gets a slow start, but when push comes to shove they manage to meet the deadline.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 27

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to show (somebody) the ropes": to show someone around or how to do a particular task; jdn in etwas einweisen

Example 1:  Following the breakfast for new employees hosted by HR, Sue will show you the ropes in the department.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 26

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to be out of the loop": to not have information that others have; to not be included in a group that has access to information about something

Example 1:  This is my first day back from vacation, so I'm out of the loop on the Palmer project. Could you fill me in?

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Idiom of the Week - Week 25

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to see eye to eye”: to agree (with someone about something); mit jdm einer Meinung über etw. sein

Example 1:  My colleague and I get along very well. We see eye to eye on most issues.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 24

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to put something on the back burner”: to delay or put something on hold; to save an idea/suggestion until a later time point; to give something a low priority; etw. auf Eis legen

Example 1:  It's definitely something we need to take care of this year, but we need to put it on the back burner at the moment so we can deal with issues that are more urgent.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 23

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

"to jump the gun": to act too soon; vorsprechen; überstürzt handeln; voreilig handeln

Example 1: She jumped the gun when she told everyone about her new job before she officially got the job offer.

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Idiom of the Week - Week 22

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

"to be in hot water": to be in trouble about something; ganz schön in der Tinte sitzen

Example 1:  I was in hot water after I contacted the client without asking my boss first.

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