Work idioms 2

Step 1

Study this power point to learn this week’s idioms:

Step 2

Next, read the dialogue below to see the idioms in context:

Beth:Congratulations! I hear you just got a new job!
Olga:Thank you. I didn’t get the position I was hoping for, but at least I got my foot in the door.
Beth:Oh, what happened with the job you applied for?
Olga:I didn’t get it. The problem may have been that I didn’t have some photocopies that I needed to present. I asked my son to get them for me, but he wasn’t able to. I’m not going to pass the buck, though. It was my fault. I should have gotten them myself.
Beth:Oh well. Tell me about the job you did get.
Olga:Well, I’ll be working directly under the assistant to the director of the company. I have 3 weeks vacation, lots of educational opportunities and plenty of room for advancement!
Beth:That sounds like a golden opportunity.
Olga:It sure is. I really want to hit the ground running, so I am going to study the employee manual over the next couple of weeks.
Beth:Sounds like a great idea! A little elbow grease and preparation will take you far in the company!
Olga:Thanks Beth! Have a great day.
Beth:You’re welcome. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know!
Olga:Will do. Thanks again!

Step 3

Listen to the idioms in context, to get a good understanding of the meaning of the idioms, as well as to hear how they are properly pronounced.


Step 4

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