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第754期:a foot in the door真的不是一脚进了门

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有趣实用的商业英语俚语

今天分享一些有趣而实用的商业俚语。这些俚语中你会看到日常最最熟悉的单词,但是它在商业领域里的真实意思,一定会让你大跌眼镜哦!

1. a foot in the door站稳脚跟

to manage to enter an organization, a field of business, etc. that could bring you success

成功步入某个获得成功的机构或商业领域

I always wanted to work for that company but it took me two years to get a foot in the door.

我一直想进那家公司工作,可是花了两年时间才成功。

2. cash cow摇钱树

the part of a business that always makes a profit and that provides money for the rest of the business

一直盈利的某个部门,为公司的正常运转提供经济支持

The new product became the company's cash cow.

这项新产品成了公司的摇钱树。

3. too many chiefs, not enough Indians

指导者多,干活者少

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used to describe a situation in which there are too many people telling other people what to do, and not enough people to do the work

用来描述这样的情况:有太多人告诉别人怎么做,真正做事情的人太少

There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians in that company.

这家公司,指导者比干活的人都多。

4. a slice of the pie 分杯羹

a share of something such as money, profits, etc.

共享财富、利润等

The company made big profits and the workers want a slice of the pie.

公司赚了大钱,员工都想跟着分杯羹。

5. keep head above water 不欠债

to deal with a difficult situation, especially one in which you have financial problems, and just manage to survive

极度艰难的状态,特别是经济方面的问题,只能勉强度日

Business is bad. I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be able to keep our heads above water.

生意不怎么好,我不知道日子还能勉强维持多久。

6. sleeping partner 隐名股东

a person who has put money into a business company but who is not actually involved in running it

不参与实际业务的投资人

Tom found a sleeping partner to invest money in his business.

汤姆找到了一位隐名股东投资生意。

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partner ['pɑ:tnə]

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n. 搭档,伙伴,合伙人
v. 同 ... 合

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slice [slais]

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n. 薄片,切片
vt. 切成薄片,削

 
cow [kau]

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n. 母牛,母兽
vt. 恐吓

 
describe [dis'kraib]

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vt. 描述,画(尤指几何图形),说成

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survive [sə'vaiv]

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vt. 比 ... 活得长,幸免于难,艰难度过

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