Business Idioms

Typowe angielskie i amerykańskie idiomy biznesowe.

the feel-good
an agony aunt
love child
to go back to Civvy Street
to hinge on
to table a motion
to hit the bottle
Big Apple
to go bananas
not worth a fig
to hang up one's boots
the local rag
to pop the question
at first sight
to blow a raspberry
one's number is up
in the same boat
to drop someone a line
to write something off
a ticket tout
to shop around
a cold call
a head-hunter
to kill a story
to be on the dole
a mug's game
a mug's game
to bend over backwards
to kick oneself
to throw in the towel
to bend over backwards
to kick oneself
to throw in the towel
to throw somebody in at the deep end
to have a card up one's sleeve
a china-doll complexion
to face the music
to get the show on the road
to be in the limelight
a wild goose chase
to burn the midnight oil
to get the show on the road
to be in the limelight
an Aladdin's cave
to have a good cellar
a voice as smooth as syrup
to be cheesed off
to surf the net
the ship of the desert
lager louts
to be thick
movers and shakers
in mint condition
a sandwich course
the American dream
a blank cheque
a skirt/a piece of skirt
to eat someone for breakfast
a champagne socialist
meals on wheels
a doomsday virus
flesh and blood
one's feet haven't touched the ground
an elephant's memory
yesterday's man
a gap year
to do time
to be pushed/pressed for time
to swim with the tide
to airbrush someone out of history
the blackboard jungle
to be put under the microscope
a golden hello
handbag syndrome
hand-to-hand fighting
a squeegee pest
to throw a spanner in the works
curiosity killed the cat
up in arms
a flash in the pan
to brush up one's French, German, Spanish etc.
to flood the market
to scrape the bottom of the barrel
an infectious laugh
to take care of number 1
to have a one-track mind
a night-cap
the honeymoon is over
to drive a hard bargain
the old-boy network
to egg someone on
to be whacked
the bread-winner
to be glued to the phone/television
spick and span
to be long in the tooth

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