اصطلاحات انگلیسی - موضوع کار

اصطلاحات انگلیسی - موضوع کار

در این مقاله اصطلاحات مرتبط با موضوع کار آورده شده است. لازم به ذکر است که تمامی اصطلاحات به زبان انگلیسی ترجمه شده و مثالی مناسب برای مشاهده‌ی کاربرد آن نیز در جمله آورده شده است.
The ball is in your court:
Definition: When the ball is in someone's court, they have power and control over something
Example: The ball is in their court now. Let’s wait for their decision.

be in hot water
Definition: If someone is in hot water, they are in trouble
Example: Ken was in hot water about forgetting his wedding anniversary.

a long haul
Definition: the long road; the option that takes the most time
Example: Peter told his boss that he wouldn’t quit. He’s in it for the long haul.

know/learn the ropes
Definition: the process of learning about something so you are comfortable with it
Example: It took me a month to learn the ropes at my new job.

set the record straight
Definition: to clarify what is true/factual about a story or thing
Example: In a TV interview, the politician set the record straight about his experiences in the military.

line of work
Definition: job field; type of work
Example: The fireman said that injuries were common in his line of work.

burn your bridges
Definition: ruin a relationship, resulting in you being unable to return somewhere
Example: Jack tried to be kind to his boss when he quit in job because he didn’t want to burn his bridges.

get/be given the sack / sack
Definition: to be fired
Example: Alan got the sack for repeatedly coming into work late.

on the back burner
Definition: set as a lower priority
Example: The project was put on the back burner while the company focused on a more immediate problem.

talk shop
Definition: to talk about work-related things
Example: Everyone agreed not to talk shop at the staff party.

start/get the ball rolling
Definition: to take the first step to begin a process
Example: It’s time we start the ball rolling on the new project.

get your foot in the door
Definition: to complete the first step towards achieving an opportunity
Example: Janice took a position as an administrative assistant to get her foot in the door at the famous fashion company.

small talk
Definition: discussion about light topics such as the weather
Example: After some small talk, the interview began.

put sth on hold
Definition: to postpone sth
Example: Greg had to put his weekend plans on hold and go into the office on Saturday for a few hours.

have your work cut out
Definition: expression that means you have a lot of work to do in little time
Example: If we want to finish this by Friday, then we’ve really got our work cut out for us.

see eye to eye
Definition: to agree on sth; to have the same views on sth
Example: Mike and his father don’t see eye to eye on the issue of abortion.

up-and-coming
Definition: young and rising to the top; new and becoming successful
Example: Roger is an up-and-coming hockey player from Toronto.

call it a day
Definition: expression said near the end of a day which means “That’s enough for today. Let’s end and go home.”
Example: It’s already 6 pm. Let’s call it a day.

twist sb’s arm
Definition: to make a great effort to convince sb to do something for you
Example: I really had to twist my sister’s arm to get her to pick me up from the airport.

be in the dark / keep sb in the dark
Definition: to be uninformed; to not be told know what’s happening
Example: Most of the employees were kept in the dark about the merger until the last minute.

the bottom line
Definition: the final result
Example: The bottom line is if you don't quit smoking, you'll die in a year

call the shots
Definition: to make the decisions
Example: The boss told Janet to call the shots while he was away.

the fine/small print
Definition: the information typed in a smaller font, usually on a contract
Example: My father reads the fine print on every contract he signs.

pick sb’s brains
Definition: to ask someone many questions so you can learn from him/her
Example: Mike is a marketing genius. People often invite him to lunch or dinner so they can pick his brains.

be in the red
Definition: at a deficit; running at a loss; losing money
Example: The company has been in the red since September.

a rule of thumb
Definition: a personal principle
Example: As a rule of thumb, I don’t eat food that smells bad.

be on the same wavelength
Definition: to think in a similar way to others
Example: The group members were all on the same wavelength, so they were able to finish their project quickly.

up to speed
Definition: to be updated; to not be behind; to have all the current information
Example: After her holiday, it took Kate a few hours to get back up to speed on the recent developments in her company.

to be swamped
Definition: to have too much work to do
Example: Wendy was swamped. She had so many papers on her desk, she didn’t know where to begin.

Headhunt
Definition: recruited for a position
Example: Todd was headhunted by his company’s main competitor.

breathe down sb’s neck
Definition: to make someone feel uncomfortable by watching them very closely
Example: Jim found it hard to focus on his work with his boss breathing down his neck.

climb to the top of the career/corporate ladder
Definition: to ascend in a company by being promoted from lower positions to higher ones
Example: Having children can be an obstacle for women who want to climb (to the top of) the corporate ladder.

red tape
Definition: bureaucracy; formal rules that usually make something hard to do
Example: Mark’s visa application was held up for six months because of red tape.

give sb free rein
Definition: to give someone free control of something
Example: When his father died, Mark was given free rein to do whatever he liked with the family business.

slack off / be a slacker
Definition: to work unproductively and lazily
Example: When the boss was on holiday, everyone at the office slacked off.

glass ceiling
Definition: a metaphor for a barrier that prevents people, typically women or minorities, from ascending to high positions.
Example: The company has a glass ceiling that prevents women from being promoted to higher positions.

to burn the midnight oil
Definition: to work (or study) late into the night.
Example: Tomorrow we need to submit our annual budget, so we will be burning the midnight oil tonight.