Idioms on Business is War
idioms about Business is War

This is lesson 2 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.

 

Previous English Idiom Lesson

In our previous English idiom lesson, we cover below:

Idioms Related To Time is Money

 

English Idiom Part 1- Lesson 2

1-Give up without a flight = surrender without putting up any resistance

The company wants to fire Mike with no reason, but he doesn’t want to give up without a fight.

 

2- Join forces = To combine efforts

Marketing and sales teams join their forces to improve sales.

 

3- Gain ground = Make progress

His theories gradually gained ground among academics.

 

4- Take the flak = To be blamed for something

Because we had to lay off 500 people, we’ve taken a lot of flak in the press.

 

5- Keep your head down = Just minding your own business.

Just keep your head down for a few more days.

 

6- Own worst enemy = is the cause of his/her own problems.

Carrie is her own worst enemy, she’s always arguing with people.

 

7- Get on with something = Continue doing something.

Be positive about your future and get on with living a normal life.

 

8- Set targets = Set goals that will be pursued.

The new company president has set targets for this year’s sales.

 

9- Get the sack = To be fired

I’ll get the sack if I arrive at the office late!

 

10- Set your sights on = Focus with ambition on achieving something.

Jenny has set her sights on winning the competition.

 

Next English Idiom Lesson

In our next English idiom lesson, we cover below:

Idioms Related To Seeing Is Understanding

Related Idioms

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