Splendid Expressions Week 22: Day 1 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I know you can't give me an exact price but I'd appreciate a ball ........ figure so that I can let my team know.

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b)
c)
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2

I hate it when a local business goes belly ........ It's sad to see a small business fail.

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b)
c)
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3

If you want to make sure your business is running efficiently you need to get yourself a good number ........ to keep your accounts in order.

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

4

A) We think a ball park of 10,000 dollars is about right.

B) They reckon the majority of new businesses go up in their first three years of trading.

C) He's always been good with money. I think he'd make a good cruncher.

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Make them your own!

1) If someone were to visit your area for a week and wanted to stay in a cheap hotel, could you give them a ball park figure of how much it would cost?
2) Do you know of a local company that has gone belly up recently?
3) Does the idea of being a number cruncher appeal to you?

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