Idioms and phrasal verbs for business

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When inflation goes wild it is a good time for some belt-tightening 馃捀

Idiom

  • A figurative saying.
  • Not literal.
  • Agreed upon meaning.
  • Example: Piece of cake = Easy

Phrasal Verb

  • Is a verb + another word, usually a preposition
  • When you combined the verb and another word, you create a new meaning.
  • Example: Drop in = To stop for a visit

Business Idioms

  • Call it a day: To stop working, or to end an activity.
  • Back to square one: To begin all over again.
  • Back to the drawing board: To go back and recreate the whole plan, erase the board and create a whole new plan.
  • Bang for the buck: The greater worth for one鈥檚 money on investment, you want to get the most out of your dollar.
  • Belt-tightening: To begin a strict reduction in cause and expenses in your budget, stop spending so much, do a little belt tightening.

After 10-year of a relationship I broke up with my girlfriend. Now I must back to the drawing board with a new girl 馃槂

While I鈥檓 working, sometimes I don鈥檛 feel that this work give me the bang for the buck, but when it鈥檚 time to call it a day I can come here, to Platzi, and get back to the drawing board of the life that I wanna live, even if that means get back to square one.

Idioms

  • A figurative saying
  • Not literal
  • Agreed upon meaning
  • Example: Piece of cake = easy

Phrasal verb:

  • A verb + another word, usually a preposition
  • When combined makes a new saying
  • Example: Drop in = to stop for a visit

More idioms examples:

  • Call it a day = Stop working or to end and activity.
  • Back to square one = Begin all over again.
  • Back to the drawing board = Go back and recreate the whole plan, etc.
  • Bang for the buck = The greater worth for one鈥檚 investment.
  • Belt-tightening = Strict reduction in cost and expenses.

Exercise:

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.

  2. They had to start all over again and go back to square one

  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to the drawing board

  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck

  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening

  • When the sun sets down, you feel sleepy and you have done what you鈥檇 planned, it should definitely be called a day.
  • Lina鈥檚 business idea didn鈥檛 go that well, she had to go all the way back to the drawing board.
  • The team was losing the game they had to go back to square one in the half time to readjust their strategy.
  • Some people put money on cryptocurrencies hoping to get a good bang for their bucks, but most of the time that鈥檚 not the case.
  • When companies failed on planning their budgets, they usually have to do a little bit of belt-tightening down on the road.

Idioms examples from English to Spanish:

  • Call it a day = Parar de trabajar, acabar la jornada
  • Back to square one = Empezar de nuevo
  • Back to the drawing board = Reelaborar el plan, el proyecto, etc.
  • Bang fot the buck = La m谩xima utilidad, el m谩ximo retorno.
  • Belt-tightening = Ajustarse al presupuesto.

Back to Square One 鈥 I think it has to do with baseball, doesn鈥檛 it ? 馃槂

* She has to study 5 hours of English to call it a day. * The teacher gave them some much feedback that they had to go back to square one with the project. * He didn't take into account the first law of physics, so he had to go back to the drawing board with the equation * He got a decrease in their salary, so he has to belt-tightening with the home expenses

I will traveling in January, so during the rest of the months of this year I have to get belt-tightening in my bills

another examples
Are these American idioms or could I use them anywhere? 馃實
Investing time in this course will be a bang for the buck!!
1. When it comes 5 p.m. I stop working and I **call it a day** 2. I have installed a complement for my app but I observed an error message which indicates that the complement's version is not compatible. So I had to **back to the square one** and install a new version 3. I tried to analyze today's data using python but it did not work. Therefore, I had to **go back to the drawing board** 4. I have invested on Tesla's stock. That's why I got a pretty nice bang for the buck 5. My moto's costs elevated this year due to taxes. Hence, I have to do a belt-tightening of my finances
For me it makes sense to think "call it a day" as finishing today's tasks. I mean, it sounds like you want to call your today's work as a day of work. "Call this work as a day work" hahaha
**Difference between Idioms and Phrasal verbs** \* Idioms are expressions that doesn't mean exactly the same \* Phrasal verbs are verbs combined to another word to form a new saying
I am going to drop in Salome house for a visit because I want to learn how she works. I will call it a day when I complete at leat 5 of the classes of this course, but more if my energy is enough! I am back in square one, I don't know what to do with my life, so I went back to the drawing board to identify who I am, what do I like, want do I want, what do I dream about. I am deciding what I want to work on to get more bang for the buck because I already know that I want a place to call home.

Some example:

  1. See eye to eye: agree on something

  2. A piece of cake: when something is very easy

  3. To kill two birds with one stone: solve two problems at once

  4. In the driver鈥檚 seat: be in full control of the situation

They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to
Call it a day

They had to start all over again and go back to square one

It was so bad, they had to go back to drawing board

They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more Bang for the buck

They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some Belt - tightening

In the other course, my last comment was about how I didn鈥檛 see the phrasal 鈥減iece of cake鈥, now I鈥檓 starting this course and it鈥檚 the first example so funny

Examples:

  • Today my colleague and I worked for more than 10 hours so we have decided to call it a day and go for some drinks.
  • After 1 week of executing our action plan we noticed we needed to go back to square one and check why we are not getting the expected results.
  • Today we had a client meeting and they asked us to go back to the drawing board to build something useful to achieve the target for the upcoming 2 weeks.
  • The financial team just sent a report where they showed to all our current situation so they have asked us to belt tightening and limit the snacks and food we are asking weekly otherwise we will lose more money.
  • This week we have launch a special prize offer to bang for the buck and get our goals.
  • Yesterday, I studied for 7 hours. I did many things 'till I decided to call it a day.
  • I was writing my own book, but the history not convinced me a lot鈥 So, I prefer back to square one and make something that get me happy.
  • Right now, I need to organize my ideas and back to the drawing board to start the first chapter.
  • I lost a lot of money, is imperative that I bang for the buck, into the new inversion that I did.
  • The last week, I bought many rings鈥 These are pretty beautiful; but now, I need to belt-tightening if I want to have money for Christmas.
  • I am really tired so I will call it a day before 6 o鈥檆lock

  • The boss says this is not working so we have to back to square one in order to get better results.

  • I was thinking that we should back to the drawing board this is not working and we can do it before it gets complicated.

  • Our budget must be adjusted so we will need a belt-tightening.

Her methodology is a piece of cake! and the same time she麓s a great teacher

Drop in = stop for a visit
Call it a day = stop working, end an activity
Back to square one = Begin all over again
Back to the drawing board = Go to back, create a new whole work
Bang for the buck = Greater worth for one money or investment.
Belt-tightening = Begin a strict reduction of expenses

Piece of cake = easy

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.
  2. They had to start all over again and go back to the drawing board.
  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to square one.
  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.
  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening.

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I call it a day at 6 pm, but sometimes it鈥檚 necessary to go back to work and back to square one when the project doesn鈥檛 result. In other words, back to the drawing board and generate ideas that can help behind bang for the buck, while we make belt-tightening.

At some point of my life, I had been working for over 12 hours per day without rest. Then I decidedto call it a day. I had to go back to square one when I realized that not ideas flowing.
In fact I went back to the drawing board and started all again in a new job. Therefore some months I had to be a lot of belt -tightening while I searched for another job. I had hope that I would find a job that offered more bang fot the buck

When It is the last days of the month I just want to call it a day, because those are the hardest,
It difficult but after a huge effort we somentimes need to back to square.

We were working on the financials for thsi quarter the whole week we need to call it a day

When someone feels close to the edge at work after having his head down for long hours, calling it a day isn鈥檛 an option, it鈥檚 a must. Otherwise, wasting energy and moving forward in the wrong direction is next, and you will most likely have to go back to square one at the end. Remember that time is money, and balancing work and breaks may help you get the bang for the buck and avoid belt-tightening.

I am running out of money because I don鈥檛 find a job in my career! So I will study at Platzi at least 6-month thus I have to do some belt-tightening.

when i created my company i get the most bang for the buck.
but my plan could be better and i went back to the drawning board.
when i realized this plan was worst than the first i went back to square one and here i am doing a little belt tightening for making ends meet

  • Call it a day

  • back to square one

  • back to the drawing board

  • bang for the buck

  • Belt tightening

  • if we gonna buy a new car , we had to do some belt-tightening.

I have been studying all day, it鈥檚 time to call it a day!

I don鈥檛 know if we made the right decisiton so it鈥檚 better to back to square one.

My boss made me back to the drawing board becasuse he doesn鈥檛 like the project

I麓m saving money I expect bang for the buck

It鈥檚 almost Christmast time we should belt-tightening now.

I have worked too hard today, I think I鈥檓 going to call it a day.
This approach is not working well, lets go back to square one.
I liked that idea but we are going back to the drawing board.
You are right, the company will get bang for the buck with this amazing product.
If the numbers are red, we need to do some belt-tightening.

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When inflation goes wild it is a good time for some belt-tightening

Ok

Interesting and creative 馃憣

I鈥檝e been studying for many hours in Platzi today so I鈥檒l call it a day.

Is a verb + another word, usually a preposition
When you combined the verb and another word, you create a new meaning.
Example: Drop in = To stop for a visit

  • I have been working on this for more than twelve hours, it is time to call it a day.
  • We worked on my presentation that I will be presenting in some months but we never read the instructions and we made a lot of mistakes, we have to back to the drawing board.
  • My daughter has been looking forward to have enough money to buy a house in order to rent it and get a good bang for her buck.
  • I spent a lot of money in this month, so I have to belt- tightening for the rest of it.

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I spent a lot of money this month on funkopops, I need belt-tightening right now.

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to
    call it a day__________.
  2. They had to start all over again and back to the drawing board______________.
  3. It was so bad, they had to back to the square one______________.
  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more
    bang for the buck____________.
  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening____________.
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good set of idioms to use at work!!!

Call it a day

  • They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.

  • They did a really nice job and felt tired so they decided to call it a day.

Back to square back

  • It was so bad, they had to go back to square one.

  • Apparently, this product is not working, so I think it鈥檚 time to go back to square one.

Back to the drawing board

  • It was so bad, they had to go back to the drawing board.

Bang for the back

  • They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.

  • They finally launched their most expensive product to the market so it鈥檚 time to get the most bang for the buck

Belt-tighttening

  • They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening.

  • The current economic situation is not very promising. it鈥檚 time to start belt-tightening actions.

馃槂 I will have to back to the drawing board because the project wouldn鈥檛 create the most bang for the buck that I had been thinking and now I will have to back to square one. I have to see how I can make some belt-tightening in the project, but not today, for now, I am calling it a day.

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.

  2. They had to start all over again and go back to the drawing board.

  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to square one.

  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.

  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening.

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I spend a lot of time studying in platzi, I have to call it a day, but I want to bang for the buck improving my english level.

  • I鈥檓 getting a bit tired now, let鈥檚 Call it a day.

  • If this doesn鈥檛 work, we鈥檙e Back to square one.

  • They鈥檙e very careful when they spend money, and they鈥檙e going to insist on getting the most Bang for their buck.

  • The government has recommended a series of Belt tightening.

When they had started the project, they knew that they need to belt-tightening if they want to bang for the buck in the las quarter

馃槾I am so tired, I think I should call it a day.

馃捀When you lose your job you have to tighten your belt for a while.

馃挷He is so ambitious. He always wants to get more bang for the buck.

once you are done with the tasks, of course, you can call it the day, do not forget that we are gonna back to the square one, creating the new project, it is so important to the company.

Yesterday, we were presenting the idea for the new part of the protect, unfortunate this wasn鈥檛 what our boss expected, no we have to get back to the growing board. this is indispensable because the goal for this month is to get a bang for the buck, if we do not get that, we probably have to do some belt-tightening.

  • I want to call it a day.
  • She has to back to square one because the project has a failure.
  • We have to belt-tightening if we don鈥檛 want to go bankrupt.
I had been working a lot this week I have to call it a day. This problems math are so confusing so I have to back to square on.

1.- After going out of the bar we decided to call it a day and go home
2.- This report isn鈥檛 good, I need you to go back to square one
3.- The sales in the company were not good for the last 6 months so we had to go back to the drawing board
4.- I think that using blockchain technology will give you the best bang for your buck
5.- I spent carelessly the last 2 weeks, now I will have to do some belt-tightening until the end of the month

A few sentences to practice!

  • I鈥檝e been studying since the crack of dawn and I think it鈥檚 time to call it a day.
  • The code is a mess! Let鈥檚 go back to the drawing board and try to do it better.
  • Numbers are in red this month. We must do some belt-tightening if we want to make it to the next month.

1- Call it a day.
2- Go back to square one.
3- Go back to the drawing board.
4- Bang for the buck.
5- Belt-tightening.

Excellent class

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.
  2. They had to start all over again and go back to square one.
  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to the drawing board.
  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.
  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some Belt-tightening.
  • I had been working so hard for seven months, and I didn鈥檛 have the time enough to study disciplined, so I decided to call it a day.

  • I had been studying English for over 3 years, then I quit it, and when I came back to start studying again, I realized that I had lost most of the vocabulary which I would know, so I had to go back to square one.

  • The planed was set to be finished today, but having understood that the people whom we are working with, aren鈥檛 committed enough, we have chosen to go back to the drawing board and plan a new product.

  • We start the contract with fees of 10% of the good鈥檚 value, but since some time ago, this agreed fee has increased over 5% more. I want to call off this agreement, they鈥檙e solely thinking about getting more and more bang for the buck.

  • I remember those times when buying beef was one of the most common things in life for an average Colombian person. Nowadays, beef is costing 3 dollars more. This just shows how the economic situation has turned. I think we鈥檒l have to do some belt-tightening, meanwhile the situation betters.

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After trying a lot in this project, we should back to the square one.

My exercises:


It calls it a day, I have finished my studies for today, I鈥檓 very tired 馃ズ

Call it a day! It鈥檚 so late to continue working

If the explanation for bang for the buck was confusing for you, I hope this will help you:

bang for the buck meaning: value in return for your money

I like the one of Belt-tightening and the one of back to the drawing board, it鈥檚 easy to imagine those ones

  • I was going to my mother in law鈥檚 house so i drop in to my sister house first because it was near
  • I usually lose track of time and need someone at work to remind me to call it a day
  • After the first release of the app, we did some testing with users and the results weren鈥檛 good enough so we had to go back to the drawing board for the next release
  • We made Figma interactive prototypes and tested with users, the feedback wasn鈥檛 good enough to keep trying with the same concept so we had to go back to square one and start with research again.
  • Right now the profit margin of this project isn鈥檛 good鈥e need to rearrange our priorities and do some belt tightening in order to succeed
  • I have been working almost 12 hours per day, so I called it a day early on friday to have a proper rest.

  • As a result of going back to the drawing board the company had to implement belt-tightening in order to get the budget under control.

  • Customers want the bang for their bucks making the companies work hard for the engagement.

Let鈥檚 see:

See you tomorrow boss, I鈥檓 calling it a day.
Is it a good deal? Not really. I鈥檒l suggest to go back to square one and do all it over again if you don鈥檛 mind.
I do not like this dashboard, it does not look like a professional one. Let鈥檚 back to the drawing board.
If we are paid by container and be expend less time unload it, we could bang for the buck working hard mate.
I鈥檝e been spending money buying burritos, I can鈥檛 afford it beyond this week鈥 Probably I should do a belt-tightening for a month though.

My own examples:

  • Today was an exhausting day! I鈥檓 so tired, I call it a day! 馃槗
  • I built a bad website. It is not working! I鈥檒l back to square one. 馃憥馃懇鈥嶐煉
  • All last campaign was terrible folks! I need you back to the drawing board and you plan it again. Please! 馃う鈥嶁檪锔
  • My friends would like to invest some money in cryptocurrency, but they want the best bang for the buck! 馃挵
  • His last company broked! And now, he don鈥檛 have enough money to build a huge business for that he鈥檚 going to do some belt-tightening.

I taked the exercise, here my answers!

1.- It was too late to keep working, so we had to call it a day so we could get some rest.
2.- My computer broke and all my data of the project got lost, so I have to go back to square one and make a new one.
3.- The client changed all the information for the product, so we need to go back to the drawing board and start a new campaign.
4.- I heard you invested in a new project, I hope it bang for the buck.
5.- Sales are down so we have to do some Belt-tightening, if we want to survive the upcoming month.

Receiving this class I realize I have to go back to square one about learning phrase verbs and idioms, in fact I have to go back to the drawing board in this matter, all of this in order to get more bang for the buck I paid Platzi, if not I going to have to be a lot of belt-tightening.

I need to call it a day because I鈥檓 going crazy with all this meetings 馃槃

  1. I need to finish this activitie before that **call it a day **
  2. Engineering Team needs to back to square one the last first article
  3. The demand is low, so we need to be** belt tightening** this month to get the bonus
  4. The people for holidays were waiting bang for the back to pay their debts
  5. We have the same result even that we backed to the drawing board
  1. Yesterday I called a day early because I felt sick.
  2. When the customer doesn麓t understand me I used to go back to square one on my explanation.
  3. When I am doing floor support I use to back to the drawing board to explain the ideas to my partners.
  4. It doesn`t matter for me the style of the shoes, which one will offer me the best bang for the buck?
  5. I spend a lot of money back in December, now In February I need to belt-tightening with some purchases.

You dont need to work out for a lot of hours to see results, just jump the rope for 20 min and call it a day

Sentences I improvised:

  1. This afternoon, I called it a day when my cup of coffee was empty.
  2. A friend of mine asked me to go back to square one after jumping to the quantum topics.
  3. When the witness testifying broke in tears, the police officer made a pause and asked him to go back to the drawing board.
  4. Get our special Wednesday combo and bang for the buck with us.
  5. It鈥檚 incredible those onyx tables put us to tighten the belt for the next mont.

Filling the lines activity:

  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to call it a day.
  2. They had to start all over again and go back to square one.
  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to the drawing board.
  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.
  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They
    needed to do some belt tightening.
  1. Im exhausted. Its time for call it a day.
  2. I was planning a business but I have go back to the drawing board.
  3. It wasn鈥檛 a plan but I had go back to square one.
  4. You must to invest in health business and get more bang for the buck.
  5. In now days, most of us need to do some belt-tightening.
  • With my job at 5 pm I want to call it a day
  • I want to create a company that bang for the buck
  1. They had been working for 18 hours before they decided to
    call it a day.
  2. They had to start all over again and go back to square one.
  3. It was so bad, they had to go back to the drawing board.
  4. They wanted to increase the value of their product and get more bang for the buck.
  5. They had spent a lot of money and were running out of cash. They needed to do some belt-tightening.