8 terms

Expressions connected to managing people (The Business 2.0 Upper Intermediate SB p50)


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burn out
to become extremely tired or sick by working hard for a long time
e.g. Marion is in danger of _______ing out. She's a workaholic and it's affecting her health.
settle in
to begin to feel relaxed and happy in a new home or job
A: How are you _______ing ____?
B: Fine, thanks! I feel like I know my way around the office now, and everyone's been really helpful.
pull together
to work with other people in an organized way and without fighting
e.g. If we want to succeed, we must _______ __________. We won't get anywhere if we keep arguing.
pass the buck
to shift responsibility (and often blame) to another person
e.g. By pretending that we don't need to change our lifestyles, we are _______ing _____ ________ for reducing carbon emissions on to future generations.
get on well with (sb)
to have a good relationship with sb
e.g. She ______s ____ _____ ______ everyone except Rob, but he doesn't like anyone!
let sb down
to fail to give sb the help and support they need
e.g. Sally promised to help me with this project, but then told me that she wouldn't have time. I feel like she's really _____ me _______ and I'm not sure how I'll complete it without her!
pull your weight
to work as hard as everyone else in a job or activity
e.g. Dave isn't ________ing his ________! He keeps asking me to do his work for him, and then I hear that he's been having long lunches and going shopping!
take it easy
(informal) used to tell someone not to be worried or angry
A: You should learn to ______ ___ _______.
B: I wish I could, but things are just too hectic right now.

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