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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.

For example,

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.

For example,

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.

For example,

Patrick has a meeting with his team every Monday morning to keep everyone on the same page.


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No. 4       To hold the fort/ to hold down the fort

It means to take over someone’s responsibility when that person is absent.

For example,

“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.

For example,

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!