5 Essential Business English Expressions
Updated: Feb 26, 2022
These will help you get one step closer to sounding like a natural & professional English speaker in your working environment.
So, Implement these today into your daily English working life.
*To give someone a heads up:
Is to inform or warn someone in advance of something so they can prepare themselves.
I'll give you a HEADS UP on exactly how to use this expression before going into the office tomorrow!
I need to give you a heads up on exactly what's gonna be on the agenda in the meeting.
I just want to give you a heads up- the sales manager is going to have a few words with us as he's not too happy with the results.
*Beat around the bush:
Not get to the point, to avoid talking about what is important.
Stop beating around the bush and say what’s on your mind, I know you want to discuss something.
After a lot of beating around the bush, she finally got to the point and proposed to set up
a new department as she couldn't manage the large team anymore.
*To do something off-the-cuff
To do something without any preparation.
I wouldn't present the budget off-the-cuff if I were you as it will definitely look bad regarding your preparation skills.
If we gave the presentation off-the-cuff would anyone notice?
*Play it by ear
To decide what to do when the time comes instead of making a plan.
We're not really sure what to do for lunch on Friday, let's play it by ear.
Do you recommend playing it by ear in terms of investing in Bitcoin?
*To tie (up) loose ends
To complete the parts of something such as tasks that have not been completed.
I suggest you tie up some loose ends of the project before going on holidays.
We finally tied every loose at the end of the month regarding the case.