Personality Idioms

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Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Natalia:Hey, long time no see! I guess this is what conferences are for – reuniting with old friends!
Len:I can’t believe it’s been a year now! How are things going at Roger’s?
Natalia:Well, pretty much the same, except that we have a new boss now.
Len:Oh, this is quite the news! Who is it?
Natalia:Mark Stevenson, from New Leaf. He is a big cheese in the industry.
Len:Oh, I know him from the work we’ve done on the regional market… He is a very practical, down to earth guy.
Natalia:That’s right, we’re lucky to have him on board … So what’s new with you?
Len:I’ve been in sales for over three years now, and I am really hoping to get promoted by the end of the fiscal…
Natalia:I’m sure you have good chances. You’ve always been a go-getter!
Len:Yeah, I know, but things don’t look nice lately. I mean, there is a guy in our department who’s a brown-noser… I guess I am not getting it this year…
Natalia:Now, are you being a wimp? You need to show more confidence to get the position!
Len:Well, my other co-workers think I haven’t done well in the last quarter…
Natalia:Don’t listen to them, they are just arm-chair critics.

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