Hi there! I am LJ, from Wall Street English. Today, I’m going to talk about some common idioms or phrases that we use at work.
No.1 To keep someone in the loop
It means to keep someone informed about something, such as a plan or project.
I am going to be away for three weeks, but I’ll need regular updates about the progress of the project. Please keep me in the loop.
No. 2 To beat about the bush
You can also say “to beat around the bush”.
It means to avoid talking about what is important.
Peter’s so annoying. He never gives you a straight answer. He’s always beating about the bush.
No. 3 On the same page
It means everyone is sharing a common general understanding or knowledge.
Patrick has a meeting with his team every Monday morning to keep everyone on the same page.
No. 4 To hold the fort/ to hold down the fort
It means to take over someone’s responsibility when that person is absent.
“Judy, I’ll be in Seoul meeting with some potential business partners for a few days. Will you hold the fort until I get back?”
No. 5 To call it a day
It means to stop working for the day.
It’s already 10pm. Let’s call it a day. We’ll continue the discussion tomorrow morning.
Alright. That’s all for today. See you next time!