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The numbers didn't add up !!!
Max These are just some rough ideas I have. Maybe we can try this out.
Michelle Good points, Max. But we should take a look at the figures Dan got for us. Dan, what are these figures based on ? And how solid are they ?
Dan The figures are based on first quarter's profits. I believe they are very solid.
Michelle But these figures do not support Max's argument. And I noticed the numbers didn't add up. Anyway, I want you to go over these numbers once again. We can't use them before they prove to be right.
Dan Got it. I'll go through all the materials again.
Michelle OK, guys. We've been sitting for 3 hours. We'd better get up and stretch our legs. We'll discuss it further later today.
Explanation :
 

If a situation does not add up, there is no reasonable or likely explanation for it.

 
Example : Why would she disappear the day before her holiday? It just doesn't add up.
 
 
 

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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