10 Business English Phrasal Verbs
To be successful in career or life, to make more progress than others.
I work hard every day, but I can't seem to get ahead in my job.
This shop will have to close down if they raise taxes.
To show an idea or proposal to that person and ask for their approval or feedback
Please run those ideas by me again - I didn't hear them all.
To compose the document and put it in written form.
My lawyer will draw up a contract.
To work too hard, so that you become completely stressed and exhausted.
John burned himself out in that job.
To set the appointment, but not confirm it as final.
We penciled him in for lunch next Monday.
zero in on
To focus closely on it
We must zero in on the exact combination of ingredients.
To put an end to someone's employment at something.
The sales department had to lay off a couple of people.
To compare well to someone or something
This product measure up to my expectations.
sign off on
To give official approval for it.
The publisher signed off on the book and sent it to be printed.