Business Expressions 1

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Business Language

Please fill the blanks with the correct answer:

 
 

1 - I thought this time things were going to be better. Losing the contract was ........ to swallow.

a - blow-by-blow
b - bottom line
c - blue collar
d - back to the drawing board.
e - a bitter pill
 

2 - He used to work on the factory floor. Yes, he really started out as a ........ worker.

a - blue collar
b - back to the drawing board.
c - bottom line
d - bottlenecks
e - blow-by-blow
 

3 - We'll have to start again on this one -it's time to go ........ .

a - bombed
b - black economy
c - blew it
d - back to the drawing board.
e - blow-by-blow
 

4 - The product didn't work in the States. As they say there, it really ........ .

a - back to the drawing board.
b - bombed
c - bottom line
d - bottlenecks
e - blow-by-blow
 

5 - Don't leave out any details. I want a full ........ account of what happened in the meeting.

a - bombed
b - black economy
c - went like a bomb
d - blow-by-blow
e - blew it
 
 

6 - However, the same product sold really well in England. As they say there, it ........ .

a - went like a bomb
b - bottom line
c - blue collar
d - bottlenecks
e - back to the drawing board.
 

7 - We've lost the contract thanks to your incompetence. You really ........ , didn't you?

a - back to the drawing board.
b - bottlenecks
c - blue collar
d - bottom line
e - blew it
 

8 - There are many reasons why this should be a success. However, the ........ is that it has been a big flop.

a - blow-by-blow
b - a bitter pill
c - back to the drawing board.
d - bottom line
e - bottlenecks
 

9 - I'd be better off stopping my legal job and doing jobs for cash. The ........ is the only way to make money these days.

a - bottom line
b - back to the drawing board.
c - bottlenecks
d - black economy
e - blow-by-blow
 

10 - Production has been unable to keep pace with demand. We are doing our best to eliminate the ........ .

a - back to the drawing board.
b - a bitter pill
c - blow-by-blow
d - blew it
e - bottlenecks
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