[商業詞彙和片語1] Business Expressions and Idioms 1

[商業詞彙和片語1] Business Expressions and Idioms 1

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1. across the board – including everyone or everything 指全面地,表示事情會以同樣方式影響所有人或事

The computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.

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2. bail a company out or bail out a company – to rescue a company that has financial problems 幫助一家公司擺脫困境

The government bailed out the bank to maintain stability in the economy.

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3. a ball park figure/estimate – a rough estimate or figure 一個大略的數字

The contractor gave us a ball park figure for the cost of repairing the new building.

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4. bang for the buck – value for the money spent 花最少錢取得最大效果

We were able to get much bang for the buck when we advertised on the Internet.

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5. bankroll someone/something – to supply someone with money, to finance someone 提供…資金

The movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.

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6. bottom line – the central issue of a discussion, the main point 可以指在討論過程中,最重要的一件事

My friend wants to open a restaurant. However, the bottom line for me is that we need more research before I invest any money.

-the lowest amount of money that someone will accept 還指在商務談判中的可以被接受的最低價格

Take this new offer to Sony, but 20,000 is our bottom line! We can’t go lower than that!

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7. break even – to have expenses equal to profits 得失相當

After three months the company was able to break even and begin to make a profit.

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8. carve out a niche (for a product) – to create a product or market that nobody else has 開拓利基

The company was able to carve out a niche for their product among university students.

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9. cut corners – to economize, to try to spend less money 找更方便或便宜的辦法來做一件事

We have been forced to economize on expenses during these severe economic times.

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10 . cut one’s losses – to do something in order to stop losing additional money or time etc. 斷掉某人的損失; 認賠殺出; 斷尾求生

We should sell the old machinery soon and try to cut our losses.

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Sources:
http://tinyurl.com/pjguvzp
http://www.idiomconnection.com/business.html
http://www.learn4good.com/languages/evrd_idioms/id-b.htm

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