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Cut-throat competition !!!
Michelle Now if you'll take a look at this line graph, you'll see the sales of our new item PUR083 has been going up substantially this quarter. And if you'll refer to the numbers on page ten in your handouts, you'll find out the profits have increased by 25 percent. The statistics show that sales could stand out in the third quarter even more.
Lindsay However, what I'm concerned about is our competitors. They are still out there and even stronger than ever. Do you think we need to pursue an aggressive approach in order to remain competitive in the global market ?
Michelle I don't think so. The price of our product is very competitive on the market. And we are well-known for supply goods of high quality. I don't believe we should get involved in the cut-throat competition as they do.
Lindsay I'm impressed by your briefing. Now go and get in touch with Topcraft Co.
Michelle Noted. I'll get right on it.
Explanation :

Cut-throat competition - Destructive competition, not worrying about any harm caused

Example : The advertising world can be a very cut-throat business.

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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