Easter Idioms

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Now take a moment to listen to a dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Habib:Hey, did you hear about the new guy in sales?
Mario:Is it Paul? What happened to him?
Habib:Well, everyone is walking on eggshells around him this morning. It looks like he’ll be fired.
Mario:Oh no! I like Paul. He was so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when he joined us last month. I hear he’s also one of our top earners. Do you know why he’s getting fired?
Habib:It’s the classic chicken and egg situation. Sales are down so the company needs to cut costs and downsize. Paul was the last employee to be hired so he’ll be let go even if he’s bringing in sales.
Mario:His team should egg him on to complain to HR. Or maybe broadcast his situation on social media to get more attention. I heard that laid off workers from Amazon and other companies got justice because they posted their complaints on Twitter and Facebook. It’s the trend.
Habib:I would be careful about jumping on the bandwagon at this time, if I were him. We have a strict policy against this kind of thing. Plus, companies will not be so eager to hire him if they find out he’s a complainer.
Mario:That makes sense, Habib. Paul’s a talented guy, I’m sure he’ll find another job soon. Let’s just wish him well before he leaves.


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