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Idiom of the week – On the ropes

Posted by englishlessons on April 27, 2015

Definition:
close to failure

Examples:

That new start-up is on the ropes. I think they will run out of money soon.

Our company was on the ropes, but we received financial help from an investor to keep going, and now we have recovered.

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Idiom of the week – strong suit

Posted by englishlessons on April 20, 2015

Definition:
something in which one excels

Examples:

Marketing is not his strong suit; he prefers to focus on product design.

She is a great negotiator, so her role as a diplomat plays to her strong suit.

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Idiom of the week – Sticking point

Posted by englishlessons on April 6, 2015

Definition:
A subject/topic on which people involved in a discussion or negotiation cannot agree

Examples:

Healthcare benefits have been a sticking point in our negotiations with the union.

The salary for the new CEO has been a sticking point in our discussions.

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