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1

Thank God It’s Friday

I was so glad it was Friday afternoon. I've been thinking--......--all day.

2

To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.

I was so glad it was Friday afternoon. I've been thinking--TGIF--all day. I was on my way out of the office when I saw Nick sitting at his desk. Even though the office was nearly empty, he didn't look like he was ready to leave. In fact, he looked like he was still ..... with work.


I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.

3

Something that lasts throughout the whole night.

I was so glad it was Friday afternoon. I've been thinking--TGIF--all day. I was on my way out of the office when I saw Nick sitting at his desk. Even though the office was nearly empty, he didn't look like he was ready to leave. In fact, he looked like he was still swamped with work.

Linda: Hi, Nick. You're here late.

Nick: Yeah, it looks like this may be an ...... I just got a project dumped in my lap.

That party was an all-nighter.

4

свалилось на голову

I was so glad it was Friday afternoon. I've been thinking--TGIF--all day. I was on my way out of the office when I saw Nick sitting at his desk. Even though the office was nearly empty, he didn't look like he was ready to leave. In fact, he looked like he was still swamped with work.

Linda: Hi, Nick. You're here late.

Nick: Yeah, it looks like this may be an all-nighter. I just got a project ......


As usual, this information was imparted to me with a blank stare, and dumped in my lap with an expression that said, "Don't pass Go, don't collect 200 dollars, go straight to jail!"

5

To quit (a job or position)

Linda: Hi, Nick. You're here late.

Nick: Yeah, it looks like this may be an all-nighter. I just got a project dumped in my lap.

Linda: You're kidding! On Friday afternoon? What happened?

Nick: Well, the person who was put in charge of this project went on maternity leave this week and the person who was supposed to take it over just ......

am resigning in protest of the unfair treatment of our employees.

6

A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct).

Linda: I can't believe that. When is the deadline? I hope you're getting some extra help.

Nick: The project is due first thing Monday morning. And, with the ...... recently, I think I'm on my own on this one.

lay-off

7

That means to get someone to the same level of competency or understanding as others on a team or in a group. It can mean to give someone a briefing or to explain something that a newcomer or latecomer might not already know.

Nick: The project is due first thing Monday morning. And, with the lay-offs recently, I think I'm on my own on this one.

Linda: Why don't you .......? Maybe I can help.

Nick: No, it's Friday. You look like you're about to head home. I can't ask you to do that.

"Let me pause in my explanation to bring the latecomers to the meeting up to speed so everyone will know what I am discussing."

"I know you have never used this exact model of machine before, so let me bring you up to speed and brief you on how this machine is different from the ones you have used."

8

To help, aid, or assist.

Nick: No, it's Friday. You look like you're about to head home. I can't ask you to do that.

Linda: I don't have any big plans for tonight. So, I'll tell you what. I'm having some trouble finishing the budget on my proposal and I know you're a whiz at numbers. Why don't I stay and help you with your project for the next few hours and you can ....... with my budget next week.

Could you please give me a hand carrying this mattress?

9

сторговались

Linda: I don't have any big plans for tonight. So, I'll tell you what. I'm having some trouble finishing the budget on my proposal and I know you're a whiz at numbers. Why don't I stay and help you with your project for the next few hours and you can give me a hand with my budget next week.

Nick: That's really nice of you. It would be a big relief. I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed and I know you've done a project like this before. Okay,.....!

you've got a deal

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