Business Idioms

The business world is full of idioms, and today we will share some of the most popular ones with you.


Ballpark number” is a rough estimate of what something might amount to numerically when given more information.


Example: Can you give me a ballpark number to present to my manager?

Go the extra mile” means doing more than one is required.

Example: She’s always willing to go the extra mile to help a project that’s off schedule.


Long shot” is something that is not likely to succeed.

Example: That’s quite a long shot. Be careful. The risk is high.


Safe bet” is something that is certain. Almost 100% chance.

Example: I believe it is a safe bet that the current owners will not sell the house.


Touch base” To make contact or reconnect with someone briefly.

Example: I will check that. Let’s touch base at the end of next week.


Uphill battle” is used to describe a very difficult work or situation.

Example: Running her own business has proven to be an uphill battle.


Here in Worddio, we like data and compiled a list of the most common idioms in the business world. For each, you will have a description and an example of how to use it in a sentence.

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