Five buzzwords I’d be happy to never hear again
Idioms add colour to a language. The first few times you hear a new expression you probably prick up your ears. Then you hear it again and again. Suddenly everyone is talking about the new normal, gamechangers or hitting the road running. And the once colourful idiom has become an annoying buzzword. The fact that […]
Expressions explained | to be barking up the wrong tree
He thought the boss was annoyed because he hadn’t finished the project yet, but he was barking up the wrong tree. She thinks I can get her the job, but I’m afraid she’s barking up the wrong tree. You’re barking up the wrong tree if you think putting the customer under pressure will achieve anything. To be barking up […]
Expressions explained | To give someone the sack.
To give someone the sack, also: to sack someone; to get the sack If she comes late again we’ll have to give her the sack. They sacked him for hitting a colleague. John got the sack from his last job. To give someone the sack or to sack someone means to fire or dismiss them. […]