Let’s take a look at some of the most essential business idioms starting with E.


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eager beaver

meaning – a keen/enthusiastic person
example – The new trainee is an eager beaver, she has volunteered for lots of projects already.

business idiom in English - eager beaver meaning

easy come, easy go

meaning – not bothered about losing something (especially money)
example – My girlfriend dumped me, easy come, easy go.

business idiom - easy come, easy go

elbow grease

meaning – hard physical work
example – It looks like you put a lot of elbow grease into cleaning the kitchen.

business idiom - elbow grease

elephant in the room

meaning – a controversial issue that is obvious but ignored
example – When are we going to talk about the elephant in the room? Our growing debt.

business idioms and expressions list- elephant in the room

etched/set in stone

meaning – permanent/fixed/can’t be changed
example – The contract isn’t set in stone, we can still make some tweaks.

business idiom - etched-set in stone meaning

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