Business Idioms - Notes

Idiom, phrasal verb or slang

The situation

Phrases with similar meaning or sentiment

(1) To go through the roof

Cost of raw materials

The cost of raw materials has gone through the roof / The cost has increased a lot.

(2)To be given the green light

A new project

It's been given the green light / It's been approved.
(3) To keep up to date New trends in the economy It's important to keep up to date on the latest changes in the market / It's important to stay informed about ...
(4) To flog a dead horse An activity which is producing no useful result You're flogging a dead horse / You're wasting your time.
(5) To get hold of someone You're trying to contact someone by phone but you're having problems I've been trying to get hold of him all morning / I've been trying to speak to him all morning.

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