Business idioms are quite tricky. If you know about the meaning, it is easy for you to understand, but if you don’t, it would be a mess for you to follow what your coworkers are talking about. Do you know what it means by ‘touch base’? Does ‘no-brainer’ refer to someone who is stupid? The passage below can surely ease your mind!
Smooth sailing: a situation that thing is easy and without problems
Customers are satisfied with our product and so it is smooth sailing now.
No-brainer: something so simple or obvious that you do not need to think much about it
Entering data is just a no-brainer.
Touch base: to talk briefly with someone
Please touch base with him to confirm the appointment time.
Upper hand: To have more power than anyone else and so have control
By selling the product at a lower price than that of our competitor, we gained the upper hand in the market share.
Cut-throat: not involving considering or worrying about any harm caused to others
The publishing industry is a cut-throat business.
To get full command of business idioms, not only should you learn the meaning of them, but also how to use them in daily conversation!