ESL pod 752 Working With Unreliable People

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Loïc Sebenello

to hold up

to delay; to make something happen later than originally planned; to
not complete something when it should have been finished

annual report

a written document produced once each year that shares
information about a company's financial status and achievements during the past
year

(one's) head is going to roll

for someone to be punished for one's actions,
especially by being fired

in a lurch

with a major problem; in a very difficult situation

to drop the ball

to be unreliable; to not do what one is supposed to do; to be
irresponsible

to cover for (someone)

to lie or act a certain way to protect another person so
that he or she doesn't get in trouble for what he or she has or has not done

the patience of a saint

with a lot of patience; never in a hurry; always willing to
wait to do or have something, much more than other people

flake

a person who is very unreliable and does not do what he or she is
supposed to do

beats me

an informal phrase used when one does not have an answer to
another person's question; I don't know

in for

expecting or deserving to have or do something

in charge

responsible for a project or group; with decision-making power over
a project, program, or team

to light a fire under (someone)

to do or say something to motivate a person;
to do or say something that makes someone do something, especially if he or
she is very lazy and was not going to do that thing alone even though he or she
should

to keep on (someone)

to nag; to bother someone repeatedly to make sure he
or she does what needs to be done; to remind someone about something many
times

line

a saying; an excuse; one sentence, especially one that is common and
used by many people

a trip down memory lane

time spent remembering what happened in the past

polite

not rude; using kind, nice words that are appropriate for the place and
audience

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