Tag Archives: Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs for business: M

to make do with to accept something that is unsatisfactory because you have no choice: Sorry guys, but you’ll have to make do with the old coffee machine. The company hasn’t budgeted for a new one this year. to make … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: K and L

to keep at to continue: Thanks to everyone for keeping at it despite all the problems. to keep in with to maintain good relations with: We can’t afford to lose Jack as a client, so we’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: I and J

to iron out to remove minor problems: We should be able to iron out these issues once the project has got started. to jazz (something) up to make more interesting: I think we need to jazz up the sales brochure … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: H

to hack into to break into a computer system: The company computer system was hacked into at the weekend. to hammer (something) out to negotiate hard and come to an agreement: The meeting went on until 2 am before they … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: G

to gear up for to prepare for something: Are we all geared up for the inspection tomorrow? to get ahead to make progress, to advance over competitors: The only way we’re going to get ahead is if we offer something … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: F

to face up to to accept something unpleasant: We’re going to have to face up to the fact that we’ve just lost our biggest client. to fall back on to use in an emergency: If this plan doesn’t work we’ll … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: E

to ease off to reduce pressure on somebody/something: I think you should ease off on this issue or it might be a deal breaker. to calm down: The storm should ease off soon. to eat away/into to destroy slowly: The … Continue reading

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