Apprendre l’Anglais en Ligne: Business Idioms 18/50 Ahead of the game.

Apprendre l’Anglais en Ligne: Business Idioms 18/50 Ahead of the game.


Hello everyone and welcome to E-com Business Idiom 50, where we’ll go over 50 common idioms used in the business place. All of the explanations are in English,
but don’t worry, listen carefully and try to imagine what the idioms might mean. It may take a while, but hang in there and try hard. Is everyone ready? Let’s begin. Today’s idiom is: ahead of the game. Ahead of the game. Alright, so let’s try to imagine you’re playing a game. Maybe you’re playing a card game and you’re ahead. Maybe you’re winning, you’re ahead,
so you’re ahead of the game. Alright? So, let’s imagine this card game and listen to
some examples and try to understand this idiom. Without having enough higher level English speakers in the office,
we’ve found it hard to stay ahead of the game. May I suggest hiring a full-time translator? Yes, that might work. But I was thinking about
having you all take weekly English lessons. Oh, that’s a great idea. Alright, so they want to stay ahead of
the game by improving their English. Alright, let’s listen to the next example. If you want to stay ahead of the game,
you really need to upgrade the technology in your office. And how do you suggest we do that? Well, lucky for you I have a number
of machines available for lease. This new copy machine, for example,
will triple your printing efficiency. OK, please put together a pricing proposal
and schedule another meeting with my secretary. Will do. I’m looking forward to our next meeting. Alright, so by increasing their technology,
they can get ahead of the game. Alright, could you understand the meaning of this idiom? To be ‘ahead of the game’ means
to have a competitive advantage. Maybe you are doing really well, very competitive,
and you can win or succeed more than the other companies. So, to ‘get ahead of the game’
or ‘stay ahead of the game’. Alright, maybe by watching these business idiom videos,
you can stay ahead of the game. Until next time! Good-bye!

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