2003.10.01 - Idioms of Work

2003.10.01 - Idioms of Work

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2003 október 01.



Napi témánkban a munkával kapcsolatos "utcai" kifejezéseket küldünk. Pharasal Verbs fejezetünkben pedig a BRING és a BRUSH-t nézzük meg.

Várunk érdekes kérdéseket!

Mai témánkhoz is jó tanulást kívánunk!





Webster's Dictionary

Like a lot of husbands throughout history, Webster would sit down and try to talk to his wife. But, as soon as he would start to say something, his wife would ask, "And what's that supposed to mean?"

And so, Webster's Dictionary was born.


bring off (separable): accomplish something difficult; accomplish something people had considered impossible or unlikely.
"No one thought Chuck could get an A in that course, but he brought it off. "

bring up (1. separable): mention (as a topic of discussion).
"We planned to discuss overtime pay in the meeting. Why didn't someone bring that topic up?"

bring up (2. separable): raise; rear.
"Lucy's parents died when she was a baby. Her grandparents brought her up."

brush up on (inseparable): review / study thoroughly for a short time.
"If you're going to travel to Peru, you'd better brush up on your Spanish."

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Ebben a kis összefoglalóban az igeidõket olyan sorrendben magyarázzuk el, ahogy azokat tanulni érdemes, tehát nem kategóriákban, mint például: jelen idõk, jövõ idõk, múlt idõk. Minél több igeidõt tudsz annál választékosabban tudod majd magad kifejezni, és annál árnyaltabban tudod majd leírni a cselekvéseket.
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Learn the language of the street - what people say and the topics they like to talk about. Take a look at these work words and phrases and then take the Lingo Challenge!


  • A full-time job. -
  • Work that occupies five days a week usually from 9am-5pm.
  • Part-time -
  • Work that may take just 2 or 3 days each week.
  • A freelancer. -
  • Someone who works for different companies but is not employed by them.
  • I am self-employed. -
  • You are the boss and own your own company.
  • A dotcom start up. -
  • To launch a company which will operate online [on the internet].
  • A job share. - A job's responsibilities and salary are shared, usually by two people
  • .
  • To float the company / to
  • go public. - To sell shares in a company on the Stock Exchange to raise money or reduce personal responsibility.


  • Why don't you send in your CV with a covering letter? -
  • Why not send to a company your curriculum vitae [a record of your employment, education and interests] with an accompanying letter explaining why you want the job.
  • Look carefully at the job spec. -
  • Study the job description carefully first.
  • I've been shortlisted. - My application has been put on a smaller list selected from bigger group of applicants.
  • I'm down to the last three!
  • - It's you or two others!
  • Calling a company cold. -
  • Telephoning a company without any form of introduction.
  • I'm going on a go-see. -
  • To literally go and see a company [models commonly do this].
  • I'm doing work experience. - I'm working for no money to gain experience and, hopefully, a job.
  • Work shadowing -
  • To follow a specific employee to learn about their job.
  • I've just signed my contract! -
  • I've agreed on the pay and conditions of my job and now I am an employee!


  • Fancy a coffee break? - Shall we go for a quick coffee?
  • I'd love to but I'm totally snowed under at the moment! -
  • Thanks, but I am really busy just now.
  • It's manic! I'm working like a dog! -
  • There's an awful lot to do!
  • I'd better just press on. -
  • I'll stay here and carry on working.
  • How long until pay day? -
  • When do we get paid?
  • I've done a lot of overtime. -
  • I've worked for more hours than usual [so I should be paid extra].


  • She claimed for unfair dismissal. - She appealed against her dismissal.
  • To get the sack / To be fired - To be dismissed from your job.
  • Molly was made redundant last year. - Molly lost her job because the position disappeared.
  • She's set up a production company with her golden handshake. - She started another business with her large redundancy payment.
  • He was a trader for six years, now he's taking early retirement. - He's going to stop working before UK retirement age [60 for women and 65 for men].
  • He was a millionaire by the time he was 20, now he's burnt out! - He made his money by 20, now he's exhausted!
  • I'm taking a career-break. - I'm going to do something else for a while (possibly travel) and return to my job in the future.
  • Today I handed in my resignation. - I told my employers that I wish to leave my job.



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