Flashcards in American English Idioms - Work and Business Deck (13)
Make a killing
He is making a killing at his new job as a consultant.
Make ends meet
I work two jobs just to make ends meet.
Get off the ground
We're trying to get our new business off the the ground.
Think on your feet
To be creative you need to be able to think on your feet quickly and to adapt to new situations.
Make up your mind
He is having a hard time making up his mind about the career he wants.
In the red/black
My bank account is in the red/black.
Feel the pinch
I'm really feeling the pinch this month with my finances.
Find your feet
Once I can find my feet, I'll be able to get back up and running smoothly.
In at the deep end
Johnny is really in at the deep end with this one. I don't know if he is going to be able to finish the project or not.
Sink or swim
When I first started teaching, it was sink or swim.
This guy is the who's who of ESL teaching. He's a big fish.
Once everyone is on board with the company directives, we will begin our new project.