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: give someone a heads up. Give someone a heads up. Alright, so let’s imagine your head is down,
maybe you’re not paying attention. Then, your head is up. Heads up! So, give someone a heads up. Alright, maybe you have their attention. So, let’s imagine this as we listen to some examples. I wanted to give you a heads up that the president might
be coming to your office for a surprise visit tomorrow. Oh, thank you for the warning! No problem at all. I thought you might want to prepare. Yes, we’ll make sure that everything is in order. Alright, so they gave him a heads up, a warning. Let’s listen to the next example. I’d like to thank you for giving me a heads up yesterday.
I had no idea that the merger went so terribly. Yeah, well, I thought you should know. It wasn’t
the best time to be asking your manager for a raise. Isn’t that the truth. I guess I’ll wait
and see how things look next quarter. Alright, so he wanted to ask for a raise, but he got a heads
up that the merger was bad, so he shouldn’t ask for a raise. Alright, so ‘giving someone a heads up’ means giving them
a warning about some information that’s very critical. It’s similar to giving someone notice
or keeping someone in the loop. Right, if you give them a heads up about new
information, then they can be in the loop. They can understand what’s going on. Alright, that’s all for today.
I’ll see you next time!