A new lease of life: a situation (often a change of situation) that gives someone more energy and optimism. A change in career gave Sarah a new lease of life.
To keep someone in the loop: to make sure that someone is informed of what is going on. ‘I want to keep you in the loop about the possible changes to the project’.
When an idea, scheme or proposal has failed, and a new one has to be created. ‘Our suggestion for solving the problem wasn’t accepted by the client. We have to go back to the drawing board and think of a new idea’.
Have you ever received an answer from a native English speaker for something, and you weren’t quite sure whether it was a positive or negative response? They didn’t say no but somehow you had the feeling that they weren’t saying yes either? Or did you find out that the ‘yes’ wasn’t really a yes – […]
I spent many years working in local government in the UK. Sometimes, the job was quite difficult. I often had to ask people to do things that I couldn’t do myself, and I wasn’t their manager. Directly asking for something to be done did not always get an immediate response and I could not expect […]