A ballpark figure – 粗估的數據an approximate number
E.g. My boss gave me a ballpark figure for marketing this year. It wasn’t much.
Get the ball rolling – 開始/啟動get started
E.g. Let’s not wait for everyone, let’s get the ball rolling.
Keep your eyes on the ball – 保持警覺to stay alert
E.g. This project is very important to the company, we need to keep our eyes on the ball.
To touch base with sb. – 與某人聯繫contact sb.
E.g. I will touch base with our supplier next week.
The ball is in sb. court – 某人需要做抉擇sb. is the decision maker
E.g. The ball is in your court now, you can decide what you want to do.
Get / Go
Get sb. up to speed – 更新最新狀況to update somebody on the current situation
E.g. Amy is new to the project, please get her up to speed.
Get sth. off the ground – 讓某事成功make sth. successful / start
E.g. To get the business off the ground, we need to hire an experienced manager.
Get down to business – 開始談正經事stop making small talk and start to talk business
E.g. Let’s stop the small talk and get down to business.
Go the extra mile – 多做一些to do more than what people expect
E.g. I recommend Peter to join your team because he always go the extra mile.
Go-to guy / girl – 領域專家the expert in a specific area
E.g. When it comes to computers, Jack is my go-to guy.
In the black vs. In the red – 獲利vs. 虧損to make profit vs. to make a loss
E.g. Our company performance was in the black for the 1st quarter.
(Do something) By the book – 做事守規矩to do things following the rules
E.g. Ariel is a good team member and she always work by the book.
(Sb.) Hit the nail on the head – 精準分析/解決be accurate about something
E.g. You hit the nail on the head by asking about the budget first.
To think outside the box – 跳脫框架思考to think creatively
E.g. To make this product sell in the market, we need to think outside the box.
On the same page – 有相同的了解to share the same understanding
E.g. Peter and I are on the same page when it comes to selling our product online.
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