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linking up

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.

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gain a promotion

raise to higher position

3

amalgamate

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.

4

cutback

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.

5

draw up

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.

6

take on

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.

7

pay off

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.

8

break through

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.

9

keep track of

to make certain that you know what is happening or has happened to someone or something:

10

negotiate

A CONTRACT
A DEAL
an agreement
a deadline

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hold

a meeting

12

make

a deal
an agreement
a deadline

13

sign

a contract
a deal
an agreement

14

chair

a meeting
a project

15

meet

staff
a deadline

16

miss

a meeting
a deadline

17

reach

a deal
an agreement

18

recruit

staff

19

manage

a meeting
staff
a project

20

recruit

staff

( staff : all people working for an organization
member of staff
employee
one of staff

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IN

employment
industry
a/the job
...
in the same job
in higher posts