Splendid Expressions Week 6: Day 5 of 5

Topic: BUSINESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

His business is struggling and he's finding it difficult to keep his ......... above water.

a)
b)
c)
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2

Several speculators made a ........ through buying and then selling shares in the company.

a)
b)
c)
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3

When I went into business I had no support whatsoever and I was left to ........ or swim.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) He's not making a fortune but he's keeping his head water.

B) Don't expect to a killing in business. You'll do well to survive the first year.

C) The company has a very sink or approach to their new managers and give them very little training.

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Make them your own!

1) Do you know of a local small business which is probably finding it difficult to keep its head above water?
2) Which areas of business is it often possible to make a killing?
3) Has there ever been situation where you or a friend were left to sink or swim?

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