By watching this video lesson, you will learn 5 English idioms that will help you be more comfortable in business situations.


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ENGLISH IDIOMS [About hard work]

  1. Blood, sweat, and tears:

a. Dedication and hard work.

  • Example sentences:

1. It took blood, sweat, and tears for him to build his business from scratch.

2. The athletes put in blood, sweat, and tears to win the championship.

3. She knew success wouldn’t come easy, so she was ready to give her blood, sweat, and tears.


2. Nose to the grindstone:

a. Working diligently and consistently.

  • Example sentences:

1. He keeps his nose to the grindstone and never misses a deadline.

2. Success requires keeping your nose to the grindstone and being focused.

3. If you want to achieve your goals, you must put your nose to the grindstone.


3. Work one’s fingers to the bone:

a. Work extremely hard and tirelessly.

  • Example sentences:

1. The construction workers had to work their fingers to the bone to complete the project.

2. She worked her fingers to the bone to save enough money for her dream vacation.

3. The students worked their fingers to the bone to prepare for the challenging exam.


4. Put in the hours:

a. Spend a significant amount of time and effort.

  • Example sentences:

1. To become an expert in your field, you need to put in the hours.

2. If you want to succeed in this competition, you have to put in the hours of practice.

3. He put in the hours studying for the exam and aced it.


5. Dig deep:

a. Put in extra effort and find the strength to keep going.

  • Example sentences:

1. The team had to dig deep to come up with a solution to the complex problem.

2. She had to dig deep to find the motivation to finish writing her novel.

3. Despite the setbacks, they dug deep and managed to achieve their goals.

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