Florian K.
Professional Teacher
Idioms for Business English

Idiomatic expressions are quite useful to convey what you want to express and idioms are also useful in the Business setting.

Here are 5 idioms that you can use. Always remember that when you learn a new word or phrase. Practice making sentences out of it.

1. by the book

meaning: To do things "by the book" means to do things according to company policy or the law.


Example: I have to do things by the book in 

my workplace or else I will be in trouble.


2. call it a day

meaning: To "call it a day" means to decide to stop working for the day. 


example: I have been working since 7 am, it's

11 pm now, let's call it a day and resume work 

tomorrow.


3. change of pace

meaning: "A change of pace" is something different from a normal routine or schedule.  

Example: Our company needs a change of pace,

our work is becoming boring.


4. cut corners

meaning: To "cut corners" means to take shortcuts and find an easier or cheaper way to do something. 

example: If you want quality products, do not cut corners.


5. cut-throat

meaning: "Cut-throat" is used to describe

 something that is very intense, aggressive, 

and merciless.


example: In the fashion industry, the competition

is cut throat.


Use at least 2 of the idioms and make a sentence of your own. The meaning and examples are included for your reference.

May 30, 2019 3:23 AM
Florian K.
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, Other
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Other