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Work Idioms

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  • To see eye to eye means to meet someone in person.
    FALSE - To agree with someone else about something
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  • A whistle blower is a person who reveals some confidential data.
    TRUE
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  • To work like a dog means to work very slowly.
    FALSE - To work very hard
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  • To put something on the back burner means to hide or destroy important infprmation.
    FALSE - It is temporarily not being dealt with or considered, especially because it is not urgent or important
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  • To put something on ice means to postpone something for a later date.
    TRUE
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  • To work for peanuts means to work for very little money.
    TRUE
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  • To do donkey work means you do hard and boring part of the job.
    TRUE
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  • If you have a slave driver boss you have a very demanding and strict boss who makes you work harder and harder.
    TRUE
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  • To get the boot means you are promoted to a higher position in the company.
    FALSE - To be told to leave job or school
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  • If you have a lot on your plate it means you're busy and have got lots of things to deal with.
    TRUE
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  • To think outside the box means you are considering changing jobs.
    FALSE - To think in a different, unconventional way.
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  • To crunch the numbers means to do some calculations.
    TRUE
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  • If you are a clock watcher you are very punctual.
    FALSE - Someone who repeatedly looks to see what time it is in order to see how much longer they have to work
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  • When your boss calls you on the carpet he/she is going to promote you.
    FALSE - To criticise or reprimand
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  • If a company tests the waters it means they want to find out how well their new product will do on the market.
    TRUE
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  • If you fall asleep behind the wheel you fail to perform your work duties.
    TRUE
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  • In a win-win situation, you win double than the other side.
    FALSE - It is a good situation for everyone involved
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  • If you do a back-breaking work it means you are a white-collar worker.
    FALSE - Needing a lot of hard, physical effort and making you feel extremely tired
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