Idioms on A Company is a Ship

This is lesson 6 from Idiom Part 1. Each idiom is followed by its definition and examples. After you learn them, you can use them in your daily conversation.


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Idioms Related To Life is Gambling


English Idiom Part 1- Lesson 6

1- All in the same boat= in the same situation or in a similar position

The boss has given all of us many things to do this week, so we are all in the same boat.


2- On course= likely to succeed

If he wins today, he’s on course for the Grand Slam.


3- We ought to be pulling together= to try to achieve sth together

If we all pull together, we’ll finish it on time.


4- Rock the boat= to criticize sth, trying to change sth

He kept his feelings about financial reports to himself, not wanting to rock the boat in the company.


5- Bail out=financial help given to a person or a company that is in difficulty

Clarke’s family paid £500 to bail him out.


6- To weather the storm = reaching the end of a difficult period without much harm.

How have you weathered the storm?


7- Uncharted territory= a situation or activity that you have never experienced or tried before

This new project will take us into uncharted territory.


8- Run a tight ship= be very strict in managing an organization or operation

The coach runs a very tight ship and has no patience for laziness.


9- To get (someone) on board with= Being in agreement with a particular course of action, especially so that you get involved with it

Ex1: Despite the benefits, getting everyone on board can be difficult.

Ex2: Seeing his enthusiasm and expertise, others quickly got on board with his ambitious ideas.


10- Know the ropes=  have experience of the appropriate procedures or process

The seasoned workers can finish their jobs much quicker than novice ones since they know the ropes.


11- All hands on deck= It means that the involvement of all members of a team is required.

It was a low-budget, independent production. So it was all hands on deck.


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