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Sharon is a great worker. She comes to work early and stays late. She's a real __________.

I don't like working with Bill. He acts like he knows everything. He's such a __________!

If you have any financial questions, you should talk to Paula. She's the company ______________.

It took me 25 years to become the CEO of the company. I started off as a __________ when I was 23.

If your start-up is ever going to succeed, you'll need to make a pitch to ____________.

Ashok is a real __________. I heard he was at the top of his class at MIT.

Richard: "Do you think I should do business with Russ?"
Erlich: I don't trust him. He's __________. He'll say anything to get your money!

For the past three years, the company was billing customers twice the amount they agreed to. Last month, __________ at the company told the media about the wrong-doing and forced the company to fix their billing practices.

Jim is the ______________. He meets with the department heads once a month and makes all the big decisions for the company.

The company was glad when Niharika quit her job. She was a ____________ who caused a lot of problems for the management.

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120 Comments on “Learn 10 English Idioms about People at Work”

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Nice lesson. Thanks Rebecca, maybe in the not far future I will become the CEO of the big company, and your lessons would make my dreams true. By the way I got 8 out of 10.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thank you very much Rebecca!!Interesting lesson!!
I´d heard about business angels, but never about angel investors.
And thanks for the uploaded resources too ;)

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

I love idioms. Thnx, Rebecca.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thank you Rebecca for this lesson.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thanks a lot , very interesting topics especially the idiom eager beager I have never heard before

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thank you for the interesting lesson.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Dear Rebecca,
thank you for your lesson, you are the best techer here. If I watch your lesson only one time, I can remember all. Your speech speed is very properly, you explain all in the logical way, I have no quetions more, all is clear, not too much and not too little. Thank you a lot for your excelent work !!

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

    In my language is told to pen pusher = office louse :)

    Friday, December 23rd 2016

Thank you Rebecca for all your lessons. I really love EngVid and glad to improve my English constantly.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thank you for the lesson, Rebecca.
Are there any names for the fast talker in English? (Manipulator maybe?)

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

We have learnt ten expressions about fifty at all and it was funny and amused. As always teacher Rebecca explained very well the concepts of these words such a positive, negative and neutral business terms. Thanks a lot for your explanation, it was very useful.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Nice lesson. Thanks

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

it was really interesting lesson and a new expressions i’ve learnt and your choice of topics are excellent,you are really eager beaver rebecca but can we also say: ‘you are whiz kid ‘ although you are not young? can we also say : you are whiz teacher or not,thank you rebecca, take care.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thanks Rebecca for this lesson, it was great..I learned differents words..:)

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Hi, Rebecca! I suppose it`s the last your tutorial this year. Thank you. It was great as usuall and crucial for me.
You made my progress possible, I extend my warmest wishes for the Holiday Season and a prosperous and peaceful New Year. From Russia with love!

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Very usefull lesson. I´ve learnt new idioms. This is my skype, let´s learn english. Felipemal2016. saludos desde venezuela

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Really good lesson. Thank you ma’am Rebecca.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Hi I am Sara thanks a lot for the useful lessons you are the best
Could u please make a lesson on the difference between these two vocabularies mind and brain when to use the word mind and when to use the word brain

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

I have got 10/10! Thank you!

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Hello Rebecca! This is a very interesting lesson, thanks.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

7/10.Thanks. I couldn’t watch the video.

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Hello Rebeca .
Got 100/100 . Thank you for this excellent lesson . Very useful because I think everybody has similar expressions to describe people at work in their own language but don’t use the same words . As an example in french we would say ” paper scratcher” instead of ” pen pusher” .
I take this opportunity to wish to everybody a merry Christmas . Peace on Earth . May God bring wisdom to everybody .

Friday, December 23rd 2016

I hate the “Smart Alecks”, they are the ruin of relationships at work.
Thanks Rebecca.

Friday, December 23rd 2016

Thanks alot trainer Rebecca for this very interesting and useful lesson, I’m looking forward to go to the work and use these terms
best regards

Friday, December 23rd 2016

what a perfect lesson

Friday, December 23rd 2016

So much thanks

Friday, December 23rd 2016

Thanks, dear I have got 8/10 but that was very strange for me because I didn’t any knowledge about that

Sunday, December 25th 2016

thank you so much…..Rebecca
very helpful
i got 9/10

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Thank you Rebbeca for this useful sentenses

Sunday, December 25th 2016

I`m so gratefool for your lessons, thanks. Wish you health and happy)

Sunday, December 25th 2016

I`m so gratefull)

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Thank you Rebecca. HAPPY NEW YEAR……..

Sunday, December 25th 2016

thank you,It was a really good lesson

Sunday, December 25th 2016

I could not really understand the 4th and the 5th questions in the quiz!
Could somebody try to explain them to me?

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Thanks a lot, Rebecca. You are a very good teacher.

Monday, December 26th 2016


I would like to help you but my english is very bad …. To understand, you must watch again video about pen pusher and number cruncher. Bye.

Monday, December 26th 2016

Dear Rebecca,
Whaou curious lesson.
Best regards

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Very interesting Lesson Rebecca,
Thank you….

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Your lecture is very helpful for me. Thank you a lot!!!

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

love ur teaching….

Thursday, December 29th 2016

Very interesting video, thank you!

Thursday, December 29th 2016

Thank ou for this video, I got 10 and create a mindmap, so I can study and keep in my memeory these words. you’re clear and efficient, thanks !

Friday, December 30th 2016

nice lesson

Friday, December 30th 2016

I am a whiz kid in this lesson! Lol

Saturday, December 31st 2016

Easy & appealing method, One can understand easily.Summarizing at the last few seconds of the lesson makes lesson interesting , more easy & understandable.

Saturday, December 31st 2016

Really nice session. First time here and found it very useful to improve the English.

Saturday, December 31st 2016

oh,this very good ways to absorb.

Monday, January 2nd 2017

thanks rebecca i apreciate

Monday, January 2nd 2017

Thanx Rebecca mam for teaching a very good lesson.these words are very useful.thank you so much

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

This lesson remembered me some people :)

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

Thank you very much for this lesson, and for this site which is perfect. I’ve been living in London for 7 months, and I’ve learned a lot here in this website.

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

good morning every body

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Thank you!

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Nice videos

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Great lesson and thank you.

Friday, January 6th 2017

Thank you,Rebecca!

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thanks Rebecca. It’s really very helpful and interesting:)

Monday, January 9th 2017


Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Thank you!

Friday, January 13th 2017

Thank you!

Saturday, January 14th 2017

Great lesson, you´re very good

Thursday, January 19th 2017

exciting & helpful lesson. Thanks a lot.

Friday, January 20th 2017

very interesting lesson, these words can be useful especially to avoid conflicts as this words, as for myself would not offend others if they will hear it was said to them.

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Great teacher, great lesson!

About this subject, I think I’m a eager beager employee.

Thanks Rebecca!

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    *an eager beager employee (sorry for this grammar mistake).

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

8 of 10.
It is useful lesson.

Sunday, February 5th 2017

Thanks a lot, very interesting

Monday, February 6th 2017

Thank you Rebecca. All of them are really new words.!

Monday, February 6th 2017

at the 8th second what is the right
10 expressions that are used to (describe) or (describing) people at work ?

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

I liked your explanation, thank you very much))

Friday, February 10th 2017

useful sentences :)

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Many thanks indeed.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Thanks, nice lesson.

Monday, March 6th 2017

Thanks, nice lesson

Monday, March 6th 2017

Thank you Rebecca.I enjoied a lot with this lesson. Happy study everyone!

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

It is very important for the business stratup.

Friday, March 17th 2017

thank you Rebecca. In our country ,we have the same mean”angel investor” So I can remember this idiom easily. And your method to identify the idioms into 3 groups:positive, negative , neutral helps me remember all the idioms easily.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thanks Rebecca

Monday, March 27th 2017

Hii ma’am I am from India…your way of teaching and your accent are mind blowing…thanks to teach me adages….

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

Hi everyone! Rebecca, thank you for lesson!

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thanks Rebecca, this lesson was very helpful.

Saturday, April 22nd 2017

Godsh~ some of these questions work to me. I didn’t understand some words real. Thank you…

Thursday, April 27th 2017

excellent material. Well prepared instructors. I love this site.

Monday, May 1st 2017

Tks Rebecca, very interesting!

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Thank you for this lesson. It’s really interesting and helpful.

Friday, May 26th 2017

My Performance is 10/10 thanks to much for useful idoms at work. i belive that i start using this idoms at work

Sunday, June 4th 2017

Thank you for lesson and new information

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Thanks a lot

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

nice video you agreat teacher and when explaining it looks clear you now and all the best teacher oh by the way I got in quz 9f10

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

I just a say
thank you so much

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Thank you

Saturday, October 14th 2017

thanks, good lesson but you are think that expression are used in normal life

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Oops! Made two mistakes.

Sunday, November 12th 2017

i did not analyzes well the question

Sunday, December 24th 2017

Hello, Rebecca
Thx a lot for this lesson and test
You put the material across and I will endeavor to get the hang of idioms
Thank you that you went the extra mile and put together additional material “50+ English Phrases & Idioms to Describe People in Business”

Friday, January 5th 2018

I love it

Thursday, January 11th 2018

i enjoy it

Monday, January 15th 2018

I love it.But ma’am i got 8/10 this time too.Nice lesson ma’am.I love it.Again thank and great love from this indian to you ma’am.

Friday, January 19th 2018

Dear, your lessons the best I’ve ever seen! Keep going!

Sunday, February 11th 2018

Rebecca always give us the best lesson. my favorite, thank you.

Saturday, February 17th 2018

Thanks Ms.Rebecca for this lesson

Monday, February 19th 2018

Another great lesson by a great teacher.Thanks a lot.

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Love you! I got 10/10

Sunday, March 11th 2018

thanks very much really that i devellop my understanding

Sunday, March 25th 2018

You got 8 correct out of 10.


Saturday, March 31st 2018

Thanks Rebecca.

Sunday, April 22nd 2018

Thanks a lot.

Monday, May 21st 2018

Thanks Rebecca 😍
I got 9 out of 10.
I am going to repeat them in order to recall them for ever❤

Monday, June 11th 2018

Thank you Rebecca, that was a great lesson.

Tuesday, July 24th 2018

Thank you a lot I really enjoyed in this lesson.

Sunday, August 19th 2018

Thanks you madam! Very nice lesson clubbed with a quiz.

Friday, August 24th 2018

Thank you, Rebecca

Monday, October 8th 2018

Thank you Rebecca.
That was something new and interesting.

Saturday, March 7th 2020

Thanks, Rebecca
we really appreciate what are you doing from your heart to our heart.

we are very lucky to find you and find this website

Saturday, April 18th 2020

Dear Rebecca,
My question is out of the lesson.
The subject: expressions of quantity
When we say:
twice as many, half as much
What do these expressions mean?
Explain to me mathimatically, please!
These phrases came from the examples:
Job-sharing would give twice as many people a bite of the cherry.
‘Is that enough?’ ‘No, I’d like half as much again, please.’

Thursday, July 16th 2020

Dear Rebecca,
What is the difference between these 3 words as a person, national, citizen, and subject?

Saturday, July 18th 2020

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