Business Idioms

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the best word for each blank:

 
 

1 - I bought them cheap and sold them for a lot. I really made a ______ .

a - trade
b - nosed
c - deal
d - ship
e - killing
 

2 - Their accounts were completely phony. They had been cooking the ______ for years.

a - spinner
b - trade
c - books
d - make
e - killing
 

3 - I've had enough. I'm going to hang up my ______ and retire.

a - cats
b - shots
c - hat
d - flier
e - fish
 

4 - She's an excellent manager. She runs a really tight ______ .

a - hat
b - ship
c - deal
d - handshake
e - bargain
 

5 - The accountant had stolen a lot of money. He had had his hand in the ______ for years.

a - spinner
b - make
c - till
d - books
e - killing
 
 

6 - If you want to succeed in this business you need to always stay ahead of the ______ .

a - it
b - earth
c - books
d - till
e - pack
 

7 - He thinks he is really important but he is only really a big ______ in a small pond.

a - market
b - shots
c - pack
d - it
e - fish
 

8 - He's the only person who imports this product. He's really cornered the ______ .

a - till
b - earth
c - market
d - pack
e - it
 

9 - John doesn't look very impressive but he's one of the big ______ in this industry.

a - it
b - pack
c - earth
d - shots
e - market
 

10 - We have to work hard for our money while the fat ______ in the City make money doing very little.

a - market
b - pack
c - cats
d - shots
e - fish
 

11 - Tim was forced to leave his job but he got a very generous golden ______ .

a - hat
b - flier
c - cats
d - handshake
e - fish
 

12 - You can make a lot of money selling this product. It's a real money-______ .

a - spinner
b - ship
c - trade
d - nosed
e - killing
 

13 - Now that I've got a million pounds in savings I really feel I've made ______ .

a - make
b - earth
c - till
d - books
e - it
 

14 - She's obviously going to get a top job soon. She's a real high ______ .

a - flier
b - cats
c - market
d - shots
e - fish
 

15 - We're both competing for the same business. Perhaps we can cut a ______ to share out the work?

a - deal
b - handshake
c - hat
d - flier
e - bargain
 

16 - It's hard doing business with Maggie. She drives a hard ______ .

a - hat
b - cats
c - handshake
d - flier
e - bargain
 

17 - He's the perfect person to take on this difficult job. He's a really hard-______ person and won't stand for any nonsense.

a - handshake
b - nosed
c - bargain
d - deal
e - ship
 

18 - Well I'm not surprised they are in a mess. It's not exactly ______ -shattering news.

a - make
b - spinner
c - books
d - till
e - earth
 

19 - I wouldn't trust Harry an inch. He's definitely someone who is on the ______.

a - trade
b - spinner
c - killing
d - make
e - nosed
 

20 - The product has been a great success. We're doing a roaring ______ in it.

a - ship
b - trade
c - deal
d - nosed
e - bargain