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36 I can talk about work experience
Terms in this set (18)
get through sth
manage to complete a difficult task or deal with a difficult situation.
If you work all hours, you work most of the time or for long periods.
next to nothing
almost nothing (in this case, almost no money).
be up to sth
be skilled or strong enough physically or mentally to do sth.
give sb a hard time
INF make situation difficult for sb. often by making them work hard or by asiking them lots of difficult questions.
get behind (with sth)
not do sth on time, then have more to do later.
stand by sb
support or be loyal to sb, even in a difficult situation.
have sb to thank (for sth)
used when you are saying who is responsible for sth, usually for sth good.
turn sb down
say 'no' to sb when they apply for sth or offer sth.
take sb on
relating to normal and regular working hours (also as ADV: work nine to five).
chek up on sb
watch sb to make sure they are doing their job.
hard at it
INF working hard.
make matters/things worse
to make a bad situation even worse.
deal with sb/sth
1. do business with sb (as above). 2 take the necessary action to resolve sth, e.g. deal with customer complaints.
cut out for sth / to do sth
INF have the necessary qualities and ability for / to do sth (He's not cut out for teaching/ to be a teacher).
hand in your notice
formally tell your employer that you are leaving your job.
give sb the sack
tell an employee that they can no longer work for you because of bad work,their behaviour, etc.
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