Idioms on Economics is Flying

This is lesson 10 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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English Idiom Part 1- Lesson 10

1- A lot of turbulence= a lot of change and variation in price and market

There is a lot of turbulence in financial markets at present.


2- Soft landing= when economy is able to bring inflation down

Despite the present difficulties, economists think the British economy will make a soft landing in the autumn.


3-  Free-fall= uncontrollable fall in the value of sth

Reports show a free-fall in housing prices.


4- On schedule= at the planned and expected time

All three projects were completed on schedule and within budget.


5- Going through the roof= increase

There is a fear that interest rates will go through the roof.


6- Regain control= to gain back control over sth

The government has regained control over the cryptocurrency markets.


7- Cimb out of=  to get out of sth

Japan has proposed an aid package to help Asian economies climb out of recession.


8- Plunging= decreasing by a large amount

Several Asian currencies are plunging to their lowest levels this year.


9- Back on course= likely to succeed

After 6 months of recession, the market is back on course.


10- Soaring= a quick increase

The price of petrol has soared in recent weeks.


11- Nosedive = a sharp fall in economy

Employees had panicked as profits nosedive.


12- To get off the the ground= to start to succeed

The rescue plan never really got off the ground. 


13- On collision course=  doing things that lead to serious disagreement

The Bank of England is on a collision course with the industry.


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