Splendid Expressions Week 5: Day 1 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Her latest book describes the ........ to riches success of a young business woman.

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b)
c)
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2

Stop worrying so much. The deal's signed and .........

a)
b)
c)
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3

I've got to go and see the boss and bring him up to ........ with the IT project I'm involved in.

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b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) Thanks to the lottery win they went from rags to .

B) We shouldn't really take it for granted they're going to agree with the terms and conditions. Let's wait until the deal has been and sealed.

C) Could somebody bring me to speed with preparations for the staff training day?

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Make them your own!

1) Is there a well known business person in your country who went from rags to riches?
2) Has there been a business deal you've heard about that has been signed and sealed?
3) How would you react if your boss asked you to bring her up to speed with an issue you were responsible for but didn't know much about?

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