- Cut to the bone = reduced to the minimum possible ”It has survived by cutting its costs to the bone.”
- Ballpark figure = A rough numerical estimate of the value of something.
- Blank check = Complete freedom to do things or to take action.
- Blue collar = People who work with their hands like plumbers, construction workers, or auto mechanics.
- White collar = People who work in an office. “Lawyers and teachers are white collar workers.”
- To run smoothly = To go as planned with no problems, to go efficiently.