Flashcards in L17- Getting down to business (management, personal finance) Deck (21)
If you link up with someone, you join them for a particular purpose.
They linked up with a series of local anti-nuclear and anti-apartheid groups...
The Russian and American armies linked up for the first time on the banks of the river Elbe.
gain a promotion
raise to higher position
to join or unite to form a larger organization or group, or to make separate organizations do this:
The electricians' union is planning to amalgamate with the technicians' union.
The different offices will be amalgamated as/into employment advice centres.
to do less of something or use something in smaller amounts:
The government has announced plans to to cut back on defence spending by 10% next year.
I'm trying to cut down on caffeine.
If you draw up a document, list, or plan, you prepare it and write it out.
They agreed to draw up a formal agreement...
He wants his ministers to concentrate on implementing policy, not on drawing it up.
If you take on a job or responsibility, especially a difficult one, you accept it.
No other organisation was able or willing to take on the job.
If an action pays off, it is successful or profitable after a period of time.
Sandra was determined to become a doctor and her persistence paid off.
To be successful after overcoming a difficulty or bar to success. Dr. Salk failed many times but he finally broke through to find a successful polio vaccine. Jim studied very hard this semester in college, and he finally broke through onto the Dean's List for the first time.
keep track of
to make certain that you know what is happening or has happened to someone or something:
( staff : all people working for an organization
member of staff
one of staff