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5 Idioms Every Fresher Must Know

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: May 1, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
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The campus placement drives have just concluded across the country. While many are gearing up to join their first-ever jobs, here’s a quick lowdown on 5 common workplace idioms that you must be aware of:

1. Up to Speed

Meaning: operating at full speed or at an expected rate or level.

Example: ‘We have new joinees this week, could you help them get up to speed on current projects?’

2. Get the Ball Rolling

Meaning: to get started or begin something

Example: ‘Since you’ve completed your training period, it’s time to get the ball rolling’

3. On the Back Burner

Meaning: having low priority

Example: ‘You can put this report on the back burner, and focus on completing tomorrow’s presentation’

4. Jump the Gun

Meaning: act too soon or be overhasty

Example: ‘You must do more research before submitting a report, than jumping the gun’

5. Glass Ceiling

Meaning: an unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession

Example: ‘Maybe the stilettos are designed to shatter the glass ceiling, or at least scratch it.’
First Published: May 1, 2018, 10:36 AM IST


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