Splendid Expressions Week 11: Day 4 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

The Chief Executive of the company made a ........ for herself a few years ago when she took over a failing retail chain and made it profitable.

a)
b)
c)
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2

It looks as though the writing's on the ........ for those companies who failed to prepare for the new legislation.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If the 'writing is on the wall' for an individual or company, it looks like they are going to fail or go out of business.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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3

He's managed to make his business successful by pulling ......... with some of his influential contacts.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If you 'pull strings' you use important people you know to help you get what you want.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) You won't really be able to a name for yourself with this company without upsetting a few people.

B) They all said the was on the wall for us last year yet we've managed to make record profits!

C) He didn't get to the top by strings. It was all done through hard work and his own ability.

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Make them your own!

1) If you had a new job would you be keen to make a name for yourself or more inclined to simply 'blend in'?
2) Is the writing on the wall for a business in your area?
3) Would you be prepared to pull strings if you thought you could benefit from it?

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