Business Result UI Unit 7 Making decisions
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the process of analysing and solving serious problems for a company or organization
He has a proven track record in ______________________, having rescued a failing furniture company last year.
to join with another business
The banks are set to ________________ next year.
to obtain something by buying or being given it
The company has just ___________________new premises.
to take yourself out of a situation
He was forced to ____________________ from the competition because of injury.
a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than fact
I had a ____________________ that he was lying to me.
the state of being fully grown or developed
He has ________________________ beyond his years.
to hover over
to stand somewhere, especially near another person, eagerly or nervously waiting for their attention
He__________________________ her, waiting for an answer.
to take something away from somebody/something
After her illness she was ________________________ of much of her responsibility.
to look into
to examine something
I need _________________________ the problem.
to rule out
to state that something is not possible or that somebody/something is not suitable
The proposed solution was _______________________ as too expensive.
to stay away from
not to choose smth
to plump for smb/smth
to choose somebody/something from a number of people or things, especially after thinking carefully
to weigh up the pros and cons
to consider the good and bad aspects of something in order to reach a decision about it
to go for smth
to choose something
I think I'll __________________ the fruit salad.
It was cheaper to live in ________________ than in a hotel.
to be in two minds about doing smth
to be unable to decide between alternatives
to give a lot of thought to
to think about something; to devote some time to thinking about something
to make up one's mind
to change one's mind
to adopt a different opinion or plan
to have the final say
to have the authority to make decisions
to back smb's decisions
to support smb's decisions
to have second thoughts about smth
to consider changing a decision you have already made
to avoid doing something, especially in a dishonest way
He tried to dodge paying her taxes.
to bear in mind
to remember a piece of information when you are making decisions or thinking about a matter ((often + that))
to take snap decisions
to take sudden, quick decisions
to take many factors into consideration
to think about and include a particular thing or fact when you are forming an opinion or making a decision
to lose sight of
to stop considering sth; forget about sth;
We must not __________________________ our original aim.
rightly or wrongly
used to say that sth is true, whether people think it is a good thing or bad thing
to rush into sth/sb
to do sth quickly without thinking about it first
to turn to sb/sth
to go to sb/sth for help or advice
She has nobody she can ________________________.
to go with sth
to accept or agree to a decision, plan, an offer
You're offering £500? I think we can __________________ that.
to have a mind of your own
to have your own opinions and make your own decisions without being influenced by others
to have/lack the courage of your convictions
be/nor be brave enough to do what you feel is right
to turn a blind eye to sth
to pretend not to see or notice smth, usually smth bad
If I saw someone dropping litter, I would probably _______________________________________ to it.
to step in
to become involved in a difficult situation to help or make it stop
If I saw a mother hitting a child, I would _____________________ and say something.
to be a toss-up
used for saying that you do not know which of the two things to choose, or which of the two things will happen
If it was a ________________________between going for a walk and having a swim, I'd go for a walk.
the lesser of the evils
the less unpleasant of two unpleasant choices
If it's a choice between cleaning and ironing, I'd say ironing is the ______________________________.
to give smth a miss
to decide not to do smhj that you usually do
If I had a cold, I would probably _________________ my English class __________________.
to put up with sth/sb
to accept sth/sb unpleasant
I couldn't ____________________with a partner who smoked.
the final/last straw
the last in a series of bad actions or events that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer
to draw the line at sth
to set a limit on what you will allow or accept
I don't mind helping, but I _____________________________ doing everything myself.