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to unintentionally or unknowingly put oneself in a difficult, challenging, or unpleasant situation

o let (oneself) in for

2

a formal hierarchy; a reporting structure within an organization that clarifies who reports to whom, and who is responsible for other employees’ performance

clear chain of command

3

to get rid of something; to not have something

to eliminate

4

internal conflict; disagreements within an organization, family, or group

infighting

5

to disagree and argue; to quarrel; to fight with words

to bicker

6

a formal hierarchy; a reporting structure within an organization that clarifies who reports to whom, and who is responsible for other employees’ performance

clear lines of authority

7

to clearly show that one is for or against something, supporting one group of people and disagreeing with others

to take sides

8

to argue that a problem or difficulty is the fault of another person, not one’s own fault; to believe that someone else is responsible for a difficult or uncomfortable situation

to play the blame game

9

to find a constructive way to end an argument or disagreement

to resolve conflict

10

to join an argument or fight

to enter the fray

11

a person who joins a group or spends time with another person because he or she receives some personal or financial benefit from it

hanger-on

12

with the characteristics and qualifications that make one well-prepared for something and likely to do it well

suited

13

to become one’s responsibility, especially when something is difficult or challenging

to fall on (one’s) shoulders

14

the ability to not be affected negatively by unpleasant or challenging things that happen, especially negative things that are said about one

thick skin

15

unavoidably; certain to happen

inevitably

16

a phrase used to mean that family relationships are stronger and more important than any other relationships

blood is thicker than water

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a phrase used to mean that business decisions are made on the basis of what is best for the company and what will make the most money, without considering people’s feelings or emotions

business is business