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
I always wanted to work for that company but it took me two years to get a foot in the door.
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
The new product became the company's cash cow.
3. too many chiefs, not enough Indians
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
There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians in that company.
4. a slice of the pie 分杯羹
a share of something such as money, profits, etc.
The company made big profits and the workers want a slice of the pie.
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
Business is bad. I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be able to keep our heads above water.
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
Tom found a sleeping partner to invest money in his business.