As is the case in all of life’s endeavors, proper planning promotes performance. Unfortunately some things – like a test – are easy to prepare for than others – like a business meeting. While you can never be sure what expressions might pop up in business meeting, you are will doubtless be better prepared for any curveballs thanks to our latest installment of Business Idioms:
To Bail Out a Company/Person – to provide financial relief to a company or person that would otherwise be “underwater” (in debt)
- Many people believe that a strategic bail out would help provide much-needed stability in the faltering economy.
Note: This idiom can be used with the word “out” after either bail or company and as a noun (as above).
Baked In – included
- As technology improves many automakers are baking in special features that were once considered luxuries; just try buying a car without air conditioning these days!
To Balance the Books – to audit or otherwise verify that a business’s assets are properly accounted for
- It is both dull necessary to balance the books from time to time; it is the best way to keep track of a company’s performance.