English Language Lessons

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Idiom of the week – Putting out fires

Posted by englishlessons on August 17, 2012

Definition:

be so busy dealing with immediate problems that you don’t do anything to prevent the same problem from happening again

Examples:

He never stops to analyze the root cause of the problem. He spends all his time putting out fires.

An efficient manager does not spend all her time putting out fires.

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