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You think your company's new advertising campaign is unlikely to succeed. How could you describe it?

Which expression means only one side can win?

Your colleague found a job very soon after losing her previous job. She had:

You feel the project is going to be very easy to complete. You could describe it as:

Some new businesses have a difficult time getting enough customers and making enough money. The experience can feel like:

Your law firm lost a multi-million dollar contract. That was:

If an idea has a high chance of success, you could describe it as:

A business deal in which both sides are happy could be described as:

Only one company is going to win the contract. It's  ____________.

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116 Comments on “Speak like a Manager: 8 Easy Workplace Expressions”

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Thanks a lot for the lesson, but I have a question. How is the situation where both sides lose named: lose-lose situation or zero-zero situation?

Thursday, October 11th 2018

    well done

    Thursday, October 11th 2018

      To tell the truth, all these were completely new business expressions to me -except one- piece of cake. In fact, I use it frequently.

      Great lesson as usuall Rebecca.

      Saturday, December 8th 2018


    Friday, October 12th 2018

      I think if Lovers broke up with each other, they would have faced the situation that you said. :)

      Friday, October 12th 2018

    Cambridge Dictionary says

    A lose-lose situation or result is one that is bad for everyone who is involved:
    He said that going ahead with the strike would be a lose-lose situation for all concerned.

    Monday, October 15th 2018

    Dear Roman, the situation when all sides are losing is usually described as a lose-lose situation. Something like a divorce in a family (all the members are suffering – husband, wife, children and parents) or budget cutting in a company because of sales crisis (owners and workers receive less money).

    Friday, October 19th 2018

    Yes, Roman06. You could also say “a lose-lose situation”, to describe that scenario. I wish you all the best!

    Thursday, November 29th 2018

09/09 ☺ Thank you Rebecca. <3

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thanks very much for your teaching

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thanks Rebecca ..I got a piece of cake in a quiz today.


Thursday, October 11th 2018

thank you teacher, I got 9 right answer.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thanks Rebecca. I like a lot lessons like this.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

well done

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thinks teacher for your kindness witch emanates in this lesson.Can we consider these expressions as idioms?.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

    Thank you for your generous words, lino3. Yes,many of these expressions are idioms, as well.My best wishes to you.

    Thursday, November 29th 2018

Rebbeca your are amazing . Thanks

Thursday, October 11th 2018

I’ve got 10/10, it’s a piece of cake, thank Rebbeca you teach us very well so you and me are a win-win situation

Thursday, October 11th 2018

    There were only 9 pieces of cake :-)

    Saturday, November 17th 2018

    That sounds good! We’re in a win-win situation! I wish you more of the same, nguyen.

    Thursday, November 29th 2018

Thanks Rebbeca. I’ve appreciate very much your way to explain. Thanks againn.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Zero-sum and Win-Win situation come from Game Theory, just to let y’all know!!!

Thursday, October 11th 2018

I’ve got 10|10. Thank you Rebbeca

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thank you Rebecca.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thank you very much, teacher…!!

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thank you Rebecca

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Thank you for your teaching, Rebecca! But I have a question for you. Which one is correct in the below sentences? If different, would you let me know what the different meanings are?

I am going to school.
I am going to go to school.

Thursday, October 11th 2018

    I am going to school means that you are doing this right now.

    I am going to go to school means you are planning to do this (go to school).

    Monday, October 15th 2018

Thank you Rebecca! It was great and very useful!
Looking forward to the next one!

Friday, October 12th 2018

thanks so much!

Friday, October 12th 2018

Thanks Ms. Rebecca!

Friday, October 12th 2018

    Hi, Alex) engVid has an official vk group: vk.com/engvid )) join

    Friday, November 9th 2018

Hi Rebecca, it’s an interesting lesson and study english with you is always a piece of cake. :)

Friday, October 12th 2018

    Thanks, Leandro! Smart use of the expression. All the best to you.

    Thursday, November 29th 2018

I got 9 correct out 9
It’s a lucky break

Friday, October 12th 2018

    Me too

    Saturday, October 27th 2018

100)) I found this lesson very useful. And thanks to your explanation everythink seems like a piece of cake.

Friday, October 12th 2018

Thanks a lot Rebecca!!!

Friday, October 12th 2018

Very interesting lesson, Rebecca. I got 9 correct out of 9.

Friday, October 12th 2018

Thank youbfor your teaching😊

Friday, October 12th 2018

Excellent lesson! Extremely useful. Thanks!

Friday, October 12th 2018

thank Rebecca!

Friday, October 12th 2018

Thankyou mam, very knowledgeable session

Saturday, October 13th 2018

Thank you Rebecca! Taking a good care of kids and teach them how to protect themselves of religions is a win win situation for the hole world.

Saturday, October 13th 2018

    whole world*

    Saturday, October 13th 2018

Are common expressions that, sometimes can be written with other words, but having the same sense
For exemplo : ‘ A piece of cake’ in Brazil we say ‘papaya with sugar” when as to do something is easy, one task easy

Thanks ma’am

Saturday, October 13th 2018

    or in Persian laungage,same the drinking of water

    Saturday, October 27th 2018

the lesson is superb really enjoyed it. more lesson

Saturday, October 13th 2018

Dear Rebecca! Thanks for your lesson!
I know it’s besides the point of this lesson but I ask you to explain it. In the first paragraph of your lesson you used an expression “kind of has”. I encounter it fhor the second time and cannot find explanation and meaning of it. Thanks in advance.

Sunday, October 14th 2018

Good video – as usual. Thank you!
It’s interesting to learn some opposite expressions to those you already know and which are very often used.

Monday, October 15th 2018

A great lesson!

Monday, October 15th 2018

I think in an any battle only one side will win. so there is no place where both sides lost

Thursday, October 18th 2018

    Hmmm…There is another English expression, a “Pyrrhic victory”, about a fight that neither side really wins. It comes from a story about a Greek king, Pyrrhus, who won a battle, but all his best soldiers were killed and there was no one to replace them. So you could say that a Pyrrhic victory is one situation where there are no winners.

    Saturday, October 20th 2018

Thank you a lot 👍😀
Did I say right ? Or Thanks a lot

Sunday, October 21st 2018

I’ve got 10|10. Thank you Rebbeca

Sunday, October 21st 2018

Thank you Teacher Rebbeca for your english lesson today.
I hope you will do more lessons and quiz for me in future.So that I can do practice more in understanding english lessons.

Monday, October 22nd 2018

Rebecca You’ve done a great job as usual! :)

Monday, October 22nd 2018

Nine out of nine it`s really fantastic

Thursday, October 25th 2018

Thanks for this and really appreciated the way you teach us plus the quiz.

Friday, October 26th 2018

This lesson was very helpful to me, and i got a full mark in the quiz.
Thank you so much for your hard working, you’re a good teacher.
Keep the good work up.

Sunday, October 28th 2018

thank you so much for your teaching

Tuesday, October 30th 2018

Very good thanks

Thursday, November 1st 2018

Thank you so much.

Sunday, November 4th 2018

Thank you so much

Monday, November 5th 2018

Wahhh 100%

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

thank you very much it fun to watch you teaching

Friday, November 9th 2018

Thank you

Sunday, November 11th 2018

Watching your great lesson is a lucky break for my efforts in learning English. It did help me a lot. Due to your exciting video, improving English now likes a piece of cake for me. After all, I got enough skill to have a safe bet in getting a good job. Thanks!

Sunday, November 25th 2018

    Thanks so much and good job! I wish you all the best in the future, my friend.

    Thursday, November 29th 2018

Gr8 lession.

Monday, November 26th 2018

💯 thank you Rebecca.All your videos help me a lot to understand English,write and pronuncition.I know that I need to improve my English, but with you videos and advices I will.Thank you again ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

That was a great lesson. I have hope that will be useful in the future and whole business vocabulary will be a piece of cake for me. Not like now, then all this phrazes are an uphill battle.

Friday, December 21st 2018

I got 100…. Its just a piece of cake after I listened to rebecca…

Friday, December 21st 2018

It’s a very helpful lesson for our English learners. Rebecca, thank you for your hard working. I will keep going on learning it.

Tuesday, December 25th 2018

I got100 I am doing well and thank you

Thursday, December 27th 2018

While it could be easy to get disappointed about life because many times it could become an uphill battle there is always a possibility you can face a lucky breack.

Friday, December 28th 2018

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 1st 2019

8-9 ;) the first question haved doubts between a or b… but i scored 9 so :D , thank you teacher

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019

thank you 9 by 9 piece of cake

Friday, January 4th 2019

Just out of curiosity, the expression “a zero-sum game” comes from the (academic field of) game theory: it’s a game where the sum of gains (represented by positive numbers) and losses (represented by negative numbers) for all players, in each possible outcome of the game, equals to zero (additionally, a game where that sum is a constant can also be seen as zero-sum game).

Sunday, January 6th 2019

its good learning

Sunday, January 13th 2019

Hi, I’m just trying to start but all the videos I open were changed to a different web site or somewhere else maybe they are only available with subscription in Youtube. The company I work with does not allow to open Youtube. Is there any other way to access the classes? Thanks. Nicolas

Sunday, January 13th 2019

It’s a lucky break to me that I’m here to learn english, tanks from engvid and u teachers.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

Thanks for this lesson!! It’s very useful!

Monday, January 28th 2019

Thank you Rebecca!
I got all

Tuesday, January 29th 2019

Learning English is a long shot.

Friday, February 1st 2019

Hi Rebecca, im looking for an IELTS teacher who could help me in my essay writing. Please tell me how to enroll in your class.

Saturday, February 9th 2019

I want to know if these expressions are litterary used or not???

Saturday, February 16th 2019

That’s a lucky break happened because I’m here to learn English.
Thank you Engvid and Rebecca

Sunday, February 17th 2019

Thank you Rebecca thats realy great.

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

getting better and better everyday thanks to you Rebecca

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

Tkanks Rebecca!With your way to teach, my project to Speak and understand English fluently will be a piece of cake

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

thank you Rebecca.because of you that was a biece of cake for me :=)

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Although I have a mistake, you are amazing

Tuesday, March 19th 2019

you are very good!thank you

Friday, March 29th 2019

Very clear explanation. Thank you

Sunday, April 7th 2019

I’m going through an uphill battle now, struggling with my minithesis to graduate from a university.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

Dear Rebecca,
You have the wisdom of making learning English a piece of cake. This lesson was amazing.

Wednesday, May 1st 2019

understanding the lesson was a piece of cake thank u so much

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Thank you so much for the time you spend teaching others. it has really helped me much.

Sunday, June 16th 2019

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

9/9 great lesson. Thank you

Tuesday, October 8th 2019

Thanks for the lesson

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

thank you, that was an excellent video, i have learned too much. i really appreciative.

Saturday, November 23rd 2019

I got 9 correct out of 9! Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, December 23rd 2019

thanks for all you useful lessons rebecca, helps me a lot.

Monday, December 30th 2019

thanks, u Rebecca.i have learned too much

Tuesday, January 21st 2020

That is an uphill battle to improve communication skills. But it is significant to have them in order to be in a win-win situation with a carrier. Having excellent soft skills you will definitely never have a tough break.

Tuesday, January 28th 2020

Hey Teacher,

By listening you I began to believe one day I will speak like you :)

Saturday, February 29th 2020

I with my business partner work in a win-win situation and our business flourishes.

Thank you for this knowledge, it was a piece of cake to me!

Thursday, March 5th 2020

Hey all answers are correct it’s a win-win moment for me

Thursday, April 30th 2020

respected madam,
Thank You for teaching.

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

The lesson was a piece of cake.

Saturday, May 23rd 2020

Hi It was a great learning experience.Thanks

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

thanks for your lesson Rebecca. it is interesting and useful to me.

Friday, August 7th 2020

Thank you Rebecca,
English business is a piece of cake with you.

Monday, August 10th 2020

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