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Put off  postpone or delay
When are we going to hire and train more teachers?
B Let’s wait for the right time. I haven’t made up my mind yet.
A We cannot put off making a decision. It’s almost July and that month is our peak season. You should make up your mind while there’s still time.


Company regulations  rules that are strictly implemented in a company
After the orientation of the new employees, please ask Miss Shimoda of Personnel Department to distribute copies of the company regulations.
B Miss Shimoda is in a meeting now, so she asked me to distribute these copies of company regulations to the new employees.


Back out of a deal  to not continue a business agreement, to withdraw
Why do you look so devastated?
B Our investor is backing out of the deal. I got a call from him this morning, and he said his financial advisor told him that it’s not wise to invest in any company now.


Place an order to order something such as food or materials
Sir, we haven’t finished assembling the motorbike. There are so many parts that we lack. Here’s a list of the lacking parts.
B Give your list to Miss Yamamoto and ask her to place an order for those parts.


Go over to check or to review something
Why do you look nervous?
B The boss is going over the financial report I made. I was working under a lot of pressure, so I am not sure whether or not my report is accurate.


Appeal to somebody to be attractive to somebody
What do you think of this jewelry design? Do you think it will appeal to career women?
B Honestly speaking, I think this design is too colorful for career women. I think this design will appeal to young girls, though.


Work force a group of workers assigned to do a specific task
This is such a huge task and you have only 15 workers. Are you sure you and your team can meet the deadline?
B Yes, we can. This workforce is very small, but each member of the team is dedicated, efficient and reliable. This workforce performs well even under pressure.


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