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I can't get through to him !!!
Steven Excuse me, may I speak to Ben ? I can't get through to him. Is he in the office now ? It's urgent !
Megan You have dialed the wrong number ! But I can try to get him on the phone. May I have your name, please ?
Steven Thank you very much. This is Steven of the Market Department.
Megan Please hold on for a while, allow me to find out ... I am sorry, but Ben is out. Would you like to leave a message ?
Steven Please tell Ben that our goods have reached the customs. We need a truck to transport the goods. And also when he dispatches the truck, please ask him to let the driver bring the receipt here. That's all.
Megan OK, I have written them down. You mean our goods are inspected in customs ? This is an important matter ! I will tell him as soon as possible.
Explanation :

Get through - To succeed in talking to someone on the telephone

Example : I tried to phone her but couldn't get through.

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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