February 16th, 2015 in Expressions
Here is a list of business idioms
Boys in the backroom
This expression is used to refer to the group of men who make decisions behind the scenes.
The boys in the backroom told us that at least hundred employees were going to be laid off.
When a business breaks even, its profits are equal to its expenses.
It took me six months to break even.
Bring something to the table
To bring something to the table is to make an offer during a negotiation.
They brought an irresistible offer to the table during the negotiations.
Budget squeeze / budget crunch
When there is a budget squeeze, there is not enough money
The budget squeeze forced the company to cut corners.
Buy a stake in (something)
To buy a stake in something is to buy part ownership.
Several multinational companies are keen on buying a stake in this small startup.
To buy someone off is to bribe them.
The politician tried to buy off the journalist but he was not successful.
To buy something out is to buy the ownership of it.
Small companies are often bought out by large organizations.
Buy something on credit
To buy something on credit is to buy without paying money.
As I had no money, I bought some grocery on credit.
This expression is used to refer to a situation where the buyer has an advantage because there are more sellers than buyers.
As it was a buyer’s market we had to offer some huge discounts to lure customers.
By a long shot
By a big difference
We beat out their offer by a long shot and managed to clinch the deal easily.