Here is my idiom of the week: to learn the ropes. Photo by Saskia van Manen on Unsplash To learn the ropes is to learn how to do something new that you will do regularly – for example, in a new job. ‘It won’t take you long to learn the ropes – you will soon […]
Something is up in the air when there is a period of uncertainty, particularly when you are waiting for a decision on something. Everything is up in the air at the moment – we haven’t received a final decision about the project yet. Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash
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’.