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Business English Idioms: Practice Exercises, Worksheet, and Quiz


Business English , Idioms, Practice Exercises, Worksheet, Quiz
Business English Idioms: Practice Exercises, Worksheet, and Quiz

Learn and practice these 10 Business English idioms. Follow the steps below!


Step 1. Complete the idioms with the words from the box:

drawing move book oil raise ropes red towel boat jump


1.BURN THE MIDNIGHT _____

to work late into the night


2. THROW IN THE _____

to give up or admit defeat


3. BACK TO THE _____ BOARD

to start over due to a failure or unsatisfactory outcome


4. _____ ON THE BANDWAGON

to join others in doing something that is currently popular


5. LEARN THE _____

to learn how to do a particular job or task


6. MISS THE _____

to miss an opportunity


7. _____ THE BAR

to set higher standards


8. do something BY THE _____

to follow the rules and regulations exactly


9. be IN THE _____

to owe money to the bank


10. _____ THE GOALPOSTS

to change the rules or expectations in a way that makes the situation more difficult



Step 2. Read the definitions and say the idiom.

to start over due to a failure or unsatisfactory outcome DRAWING

to miss an opportunity BOAT

to learn how to do a particular job or task ROPES

to follow the rules and regulations exactly BOOK

to work late into the night OIL

to change the rules or expectations in a way that makes the situation more difficult GOALPOSTS

to give up or admit defeat TOWEL

to owe money to the bank RED

to join others in doing something that is currently popular BANDWAGON


to set higher standards BAR




FLASH CARDS Ten Idioms
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Step 3. Get your printable worksheet here:


WORKSHEET Business English Idioms
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Step 4. Take our quiz!




 

Answers

1.BURN THE MIDNIGHT __oil___

2. THROW IN THE _towel____

3. BACK TO THE __drawing___ BOARD

4. __jump___ ON THE BANDWAGON

5. LEARN THE __ropes___

6. MISS THE _boat____

7. _raise____ THE BAR

8. do something BY THE _book____

9. be IN THE __red___

10. __move___ THE GOALPOSTS



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