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Have your work cut out !!!
Fay I've got 40 copies of this draft report to make by lunchtime.
Ingrid It's huge. It must be at least 100 pages. You'll have your work cut out.
Fay When the committee has made all the changes it considers necessary. I'll have to print out another 40 copies of the final version.
Ingrid If it's only the draft report this time, why don't you copy it using the toner-saving mode ?
Fay What's the advantage of that ?
Ingrid The photocopier will use a lot less toner and the job will be done quicker.
Fay Will the text still be legible ?
Ingrid Of course. I use toner-saving mode all the time without any problems.
Explanation :
 
Have your work cut out - If you say that you will have your work cut out to do something, you mean that it will be a very difficult task.
 
Example :  The new administration has its work cut out for it. Creating jobs in this kind of environment is not going to be easy .....
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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