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Existem muitas expressões idiomáticas dentro do mundo dos negócios e se você não estiver familiarizado com elas com certeza ficará perdido em muitas conversas na empresa que trabalha. Pensando nisso vou colocar alguns posts relacionados a esse tema a fim de ajudá-los, ok? Esse artigo é só a parte 5. Então, peguem seu caderno e anotem aí suas expressões!
- corner a market
Meaning: To “corner a market” means to dominate a particular market.
Example: Apple has cornered the market on mp3 players. They have a very large percentage of market share.
- cut corners
Meaning: To “cut corners” means to take shortcuts and find an easier or cheaper way to do something.
Example: We don’t cut corners on our luxury products. They are all made to high standards with materials of the highest quality.
- cut one’s losses
Meaning: If you stop doing something that is unproductive and won’t ever generate results, you “cut your losses.”
Example: Advertising through that company was expensive and we didn’t see an increase in sales. So, we decided to cut our losses and stop doing business with them.
Meaning: “Cut-throat” is used to describe something that is very intense, aggressive and merciless.
Example: In business school, the competition was cut-throat.
- diamond in the rough
Meaning: A “diamond in the rough” is something or someone that has a lot of potential but first requires a lot of work.
Example: He was a diamond in the rough. He was really intelligent and had great ideas, but his management and English skills weren’t very good.