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Are you in the dark*

Business Idioms?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. Business 'speak' is full of them!

* To be in the dark means you do not know about something. 
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Hit the nail in the head

When someone hits the nail on the head, they do or say exactly the right thing and precisely describe the cause of a problem or situation. They get to the point without any difficulty, just like a nail goes straight in if it is hit on the head with a hammer.


Sajid: I don’t think we can work with them. They don’t speak English well.

Karl: You’ve hit the nail on the head, Sajid! It’s a big problem understanding them.

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Think outside the box

To think outside the box means to take a new approach to a problem, perhaps a creative, original one and maybe unconventional.


Andrew: Guys, we’re getting nowhere with this.

Juanita: You’re right, Andrew. We need to think outside the box to come up with a better idea.

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