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Eligible (for)  qualified for
I have been working here for 20 years and I don't understand why I am not yet eligible for a promotion.
B I guess I know why.


Flourish  grow, develop, survive, thrive
Congratulations on a job well-done, Mr. Shimizu. Our school has been flourishing since you took over as our Marketing Manager. How could you make this school flourish in such a short time? What's your secret?
B I have no special secrets, Mr.Tanaka. I just work hard, and I keep my objective in mind. We can succeed in anything we do as long as we have perseverance, determination and a clear goal.


Prestigious job  a job that is highly respected
The unemployment rate in this country is increasing! Do you have any idea why?
B I guess it's because a lot of young people today don't want to have just any job. They want to have prestigious jobs right after graduation.


Peak season  the time when a company or a school has a lot of clients or students
Mr. Tanaka, let's hire and train more teachers for our school. ,
B May I know why, Mr. Saitou?
A It's almost July. This is the start of summer vacation in Japan, and a lot of university students make use of this opportunity to study English. July is our peak season.
(The opposite of Peak Season is Slack Season.)


Incentive  anything that encourages a person to work harder or perform better
I noticed that some of our employees are often late. How can we encourage them to be more punctual?
B Let's give them incentives. For example, if an employee doesn't get late for 20 consecutive working days, this employee will receive additional \10,000 as incentive.


Duplicate  a copy of an original thing like a document, a key
Here's the financial report, Mr. Tanaka.
B Thanks. Could you please give Mr. Saitou a duplicate copy? (In this example, the word duplicate is used as a noun, functioning as an adjective).


Call off  to cancel
How was the meeting?
B The meeting was called off.
B Oh, but why?.
B Most of the people were late. The boss got very furious that's why he decided to call the meeting off.


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