Splendid Expressions Week 20: Day 4 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I've just spoken to their sales department and they think they can supply us with what we need. But they have got a track record of not delivering the ........

a)
b)
c)
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2

We had a salesman in the office earlier trying to give us the ........ sell with a new photocopier. We just couldn't get rid of him.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If someone gives you 'the hard sell' they try very hard to get you to buy something. Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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3

I'm enjoying having my own business but if there's one thing I hate doing it's cold ........ to try to get new orders.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If you 'cold call' someone you telephone them without an appointment in order to sell them something.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) He's always talking like the great businessman but he never the goods.

B) I'm not trying to give you the hard . I simply want to make sure you are aware of all the benefits.

C) Shall we employ someone to do some calling to promote the new product?

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Make them your own!

1) Do you know of someone who promises a lot but never delivers the goods?
2) When was the last time someone tried giving you the hard sell?
3) If you receive cold calls at work or at home do you usually give the person time to tell you about their product or end the call as quickly as possible?

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