1. COUNT ON
to rely or depend on someone or something with confidence, especially in terms of expecting them to fulfill their obligations, meet expectations, or provide assistance when needed.
Example: You can count on our company to deliver high-quality products and exceptional customer service.
2. FALL THROUGH
refers to the failure or collapse of a planned or anticipated agreement, transaction, or arrangement. We often talk about plans, partnerships, or deals falling through.
Example: The deal fell through, but we’re working on finding another solution.
3. FILL SOMEONE IN ON SOMETHING
to provide someone with detailed information or updates about a particular situation, project, or event.
Example: Before the meeting, please fill me in on any important updates or changes that I should be aware of.
4. SOUND SOMEONE OUT
- to find out the person’s opinion about something
- to gather information, opinions, or reactions from someone regarding a particular idea, proposal, or situation
Example: I’ll sound them out first to see if they’re open to the idea.
5. HOLD OFF ON
to delay or postpone an action, decision, or activity.
This can be done to gather more information or wait for more favorable conditions before moving forward.
Example: Let’s hold off on launching the product until we can analyze the market and make a good decision.
6. TRACK SOMETHING DOWN
to search for and locate something or someone, often through a process of investigation, inquiry, or research.
Example: We need to track down the missing documents before the meeting tomorrow.
7. TO TEAM-UP
to collaborate or join forces with someone or a group of people to work together towards a common goal or objective.
Example: We should team up with the marketing department to launch a successful promotional campaign for our new product.
8. HEAD UP
to be in charge or take the lead in managing a particular project, department, or initiative. It involves assuming a position of authority and responsibility, overseeing and directing the activities, and making important decisions related to the assigned area.
Example: I have been appointed to head up the sales division and drive our market expansion strategy.
9. TO RULE SOMETHING OUT
to eliminate or exclude a particular option, possibility, or course of action from consideration. It involves determining that something is not feasible, suitable, or viable based on various factors or criteria.
Example: We need to rule out any potential risks before proceeding with the new investment.
10. TO CALL OFF
to cancel a planned event, activity, or arrangement.
Example: The construction project was called off due to budgetary constraints and changing priorities.
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