|Common business idioms|
A few weeks ago we looked at some common business word partnerships with ‘do’ and ‘have’. This month we are going to look at some common idioms with these verbs. Let’s begin with ‘have.’
Task 1: Study the language bank and example sentences.
Because of him, the company went bankrupt, we lost our jobs and the bank manager committed suicide. He really has a lot to answer for.
We have our backs against the wall. Unless the market situation improves, we’ll have to close the company.
This new computer game is fun. Here, you try. Have a bash at this. Go on, you can do it! Have a crack at it.
She has a very good eye for detail. That’s why she’s quality control manager.
The company would run a lot better if the boss’s wife didn’t have her finger in every pie.
He’s got lots of friends in high places. That’s why we get so many government contracts.
I’ve a good mind to report him to the police.
I have it on good authority that we are going to buy out our competitor.
Sorry, I can’t take on any more jobs right now. I’ve got my hands full with the Princeton project.
I think he’s got it in for me. He’s always telling lies about me to the boss.
They have a head start on us in this new market. We need to work really hard to catch up.
So what do you have in mind for the new strategy?
She’s got a nose for the market. She made a lot last year on her investments.
I’m having second thoughts about our strategy. I think we’re doing it wrong.
Can I have a word with you about my salary please?
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