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My job is in jeopardy !!!
James Peter got on my case again for not wearing a tie and you wont' believe what he said to me.
Donovan What now ?
James He seems to think that my refusal to wear a tie has a damaging effect on the image of the company, and get this : because of my insubordination, my job is in jeopardy.
Donovan What did you say ?
James I told him that I was promoted to my present position because of the special rapport I have with our clients and that by all accounts I've never had an image problem in all the years I've worked here.
Donovan Why is it that you don't want to wear a tie ?
James It's the principle of it. I think we should be able to dress how we please, don't you ?
Donovan Not really .. but I see where you are coming from.
Explanation :

In jeopardy - In danger of being damaged or destroyed

Example : The lives of thousands of birds are in jeopardy as a result of the oil spillage.

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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