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Business Idioms
Any idea why they were stalling ?
Warren How did your business trip go ? It was your first one overseas, right ?
Yoko Well, I came back with mixed results. We got some business but we didn't get the big deal we were expecting.
Warren That was going to be with the Savory Corporation, wasn't it ?
Yoko That's right. It was frustrating. We seemed to be making good progress in the negotiation and then they began to stall.
Warren Any idea why they were stalling ?
Yoko We weren't sure, but I've since learned that our biggest competitor was there at the same time as we were.
Warren Maybe they were talking to them the same time as negotiating with you.
Yoko I think that's pretty likely.
Explanation :
Stall - To delay taking action or avoid giving an answer in order to have more time to make a decision or obtain an advantage
Example : She says she'll give me the money next week but I think she's just stalling.

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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