Splendid Expressions Week 15: Day 3 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

The new owner is known to be ruthless and his first action is likely to be getting rid of any dead ......... in the organisation.

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c)
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2

If I can only get my foot in the ........ somehow I'm sure I can make an impression.

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b)
c)
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3

The deal isn't cut and ........ yet but I'm pretty confident we'll agree terms.

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

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A) The new manager would love to rid himself of the wood left behind by his predecessor but is worried about the reaction of staff.

B) Interested in getting your in the door in the banking industry? Then come along to our networking event this week.

C) A deal might be agreed but it's not and dried until the contract is signed.

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Make them your own!

1) If you were trying to identify dead wood in an organisation what would you be looking for?
2) Would you consider taking lower-level jobs just to get a foot in the door of a company you'd like to work for?
3) Are there any decisions or agreements that you're involved in which are, or are not yet, cut and dried?

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