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In today’s episode:
- I’ll talk about the most common business expressions.
- Later, you’ll practice grammar with a point of view story.
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- Look up to someone
When you look up to someone, you view them with respect and admiration.
“Tom truly looks up to his father, and he wants to become a policeman, just like his dad.”
This expression refers to a sailor learning the different ropes for the sails of a ship. When you show the ropes to someone, you explain to them how to do a particular task correctly:
“It’ll take me a couple of weeks to show you the ropes but, after that, you’ll be entirely prepared for the task.”
- Day one
We usually use the expression day one to talk about something that happens from the very beginning of an activity or a process.
“I’m sorry, but your project was meant to fail from day one!”
“This procedure has never worked from day one.”
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