When I was a student, phrasal verbs are my worst nightmare. Unfortunately, they are so commonly used by English speakers in business we can’t escape them! Today, we collected 8 common phrasal verbs in business for you to take a look at.


1. take on


I was asked to take on more responsibilities at the office.


2. expand into


We’d like to expand into some other markets.


3. to bring about


Don’t you think we should try to bring about change in our company?


4. shake up


She really shook up our department with her innovative ideas.


5. come online


Our new service is going to come online at the end of the month!


6. step aside


Could you please step aside and allow the other passengers to go through?


7. measure up


Last year’s intake just didn’t measure up.


8. step up


The new CEO really stepped up on this project! Great!