入得職場,除咗 formal business English 要快狠準,都要學定幾個 idioms 傍身,先可以更加 native!咁你又知唔知 up in the air 喺點解?See eye to eye 唔通喺解「你眼望我眼」?最奇怪喺 the elephant in the room 又喺唔喺講緊「間房有隻大象」!?想學有用又有趣嘅 business idioms 就要入嚟睇吓啦!

 

Up in the air : it is uncertain, often because other matters have to be decided first 懸而未決

The marketing plan for next year is still up in the air.
來年的市場計劃仍是懸而未決的。

 

See eye to eye : To agree with someone 意見一致

He doesn’t see eye to eye with her about the expansion plan.
他與她在擴充計劃方面的意見並不一致。

 

The elephant in the room: A very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about 一個明顯的問題,但因很麻煩,所以沒人理會

We should condemn the exploitation problem of the manufacturer, but it is just the elephant in the room.
我們應該譴責製造商剝削人們的問題,但這個明顯的問題卻因太麻煩,所以沒人理會。

 

Out in the open : Something becomes public knowledge and no longer a secret 公開

The details of the deal between the two companies are now out in the open.

那兩間公司的交易細節已經公開了。

 

Go down the drain : something is wasted or spoiled 付諸東流

The other company got the contract, and our efforts went down the drain.
另一間公司得到了那份合約,白費了我們的努力。

 

喺唔喺覺得英文 idioms 都可以好生動有趣呢?咁就記得睇埋下一篇啦!

 

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