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2012-06-24 23:36:44|  分类: 天下杂侃 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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1. Big wig (big cheese, big shot, biggie, head honcho, higher ups, top brass, top dog) : executive
2. Slave driver: relentless and demanding boss
3. Get  cracking (get the ball rolling, get the show on the road) : start working
4. Pound the pavement: looking for employment
5. called on the carpet: reprimanded
6. works graveyard: works the late-night shift
7. canned (give someone the axe/boot): fired
8. pulls someone's weight: does his share of work
9. paper-pusher: clerical desk worker
10. back to the drawing board (to go): to start all over gain
11. back to the salt mines/grind (to get): to get back to work
12. blood, sweat and tears: something that takes a lot of hard work, mental stress and disappointments
13. bring home the bacon : to make money
14. bring someone up to speed: to give someone all the current information
15. buck for a raise: to be very determined about getting a raise
16. buckled down: to make an extra effort to work hard
17. bumped up (to get ): to get a salary raise/promotion
18. Bust one's buns/ass/hump: to work extremely hard
19. busy as a heaver (to be as): to be extremely busy
20.call it quits (to): to quit for the day or to quit permanently
21. carve out a niche (t0): create a specialty that very few, or no one else, has done
22. deadwood: useless employee who doesn't do any work
23. desk jockey: someone who is stuck behind a desk all day
24. do something by the book: to follow the rules exactly
25. Dog eat dog world: the strong survive
26. don't make waves: don't cause any problems.
27. elbow grease: extra physical effort to get something done
28. fence-mending (to do something): to reestablish a relationship (as you would repair a broken fence between neighbors)
29. fly-by-night operation: unreliable business that tries to make a quick profit usually through dishoesty
30.. get down to brass tacks (to): to focus on the fundamental issues
31. gofer: someone who does errands
32. Going great guns (to be ): to be progressing extremely well
33. grease monkey: mechanic
34. grunt work: hard, unskilled, physical labor (that makes you grunt)
35. hatchet man: the person given the task of firing employees
36. head and shoulder above the competition: to be much better than one's competitors
37. hunt-and-peck typist: a person who types by having to look at each key (as apposed to touch typist)
38. between jobs: unemployed
39. perks: job benefits
40: pay hike: raise
41. knock off early: leave early
42. cush job: easy job
43. in the loop (to be ): to be informed
44. it's a jungle out there: said of a very competitive business world
45. jump through hoops: to try to please your bos by doing everything he asks, even to the point of exhaustion
46. kiss up to someone: to flatter someone constantly in the hope of a reward
47. lead time: the time between the decision to begin a project and its completion
48. lock, stock and barrel: absolutely everything one owns
49. make a buck: to earn a living
50. Murphy's Law: A humorous truth that states "anything that can go wrong will go wrong"
51. need it yesterday: it needs to get finished immediately
52. On the clock (to be ): the time during which you are being paid to work
53. wears several different hats: is responsible for several different dities
54. making cutbacks: reducing expenses
55. rat race: competitive business world
56. pack it in (to): to leave work
57. paper tail: documented evidence of one's actions
58. plug away at something (to): to work persistently on soemthing
59. racket: a business that cheats people
60. reinvent the wheel (to): to recreate something that already exists
61. run off something (to): to print
62. scuttlebutt: office gossip
63. Seat-of-pants operation: a business operated on instinct and guesswork
64. Shark: a dishonest businessperson
65. Skirt the issue: to avoid the topic
66. talk a good game (to): to talk with confidence and expertise
67. up to par (to be ): to meet acceptable standards
68. work one's fingers to the bone: to work extremely hard
69. workhorse: someone who works tirelessly
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