01-24-2023
Welcome to 2023! Our idiom for today is headhunt. This means to recruit the best people for a high level position. Example 1 I received a call yesterday from a recruiter who wants to headhunt me for a new position in Thailand. Example 2 My friend works for a headhunting company and he tells me that when he places a person in a new position he makes about $10,000. He makes so much money it's crazy.
12-24-2022
We at PCL would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Looking forward to 2023!
12-15-2022
Hello everyone. It's getting close to Christmas. All you ready for Santa? Here is our idiom for today. Bang for the buck. This means something that gives you good value for how much you paid. Example 1 I didn't think advertising in the local paper would bring so much bang for my buck. Example 2 Everyone I know is looking to get as much bang for their buck as possible.
11-29-2022
Hello everyone! We hope you are doing well. Here is our idiom for today: break even point. This means to have no profit or no loss at the end of the business activity. Example 1 What is our break even point? Example 2 It took us 6 months to get to the break even point.
11-21-2022
Welcome back to our blog. Is everyone having a nice day? Our phrase for today is a bad egg. This means someone who is not trustworthy and/or someone who causes problems in the company. Example 1 The new guy who works in the factory, seems to be a bad egg. Example 2 As soon as you realize you have a bad egg working in the company, you need to consider firing him. Otherwise he will bring the staff morale down and cause an unlimited amount of problems.
11-17-2022
Hello everyone, we hope you are doing well and enjoying the fall weather. It's been a busy time for us at PCL, but we really like to help people with their English. Our phrase for today is ahead of the pack. This means to be more successful than your competitors. Example 1 If we want to stay ahead of the pack, then we have to keep innovating. Example 2 Next year I heard we will get a larger budget. The Managing Director wants to stay ahead of the pack, so we need to invest in research and...
10-25-2022
We are now into the fall. Beautiful weather for the Westerners who live here. Our phrase for today is, in a nutshell. This means using as few words as possible. Example 1 In a nutshell, we need to increase sales quickly, otherwise we will be out of business. Example 2 Tell me what you want to say in a nutshell.
10-11-2022
Finally, we have some nice weather in Tokyo. October to December are the best months. Our idiom for today is the elephant in the room. This means that there is an obvious problem or controversial issue that people don't want to discuss. Example 1 We should have talked about the elephant in the room a long time ago and since we didn't it's turned into a huge mess. Example 2 The unspoken tension between us is the elephant in the room.
09-27-2022
It's still warm in Tokyo. I hope everyone is doing well. Our idiom today is twist someone's arm. This means to convince someone to do something that he/she doesn't want to do. Example 1 My boss wanted to eat pizza, but I twisted his arm to eat Korean BBQ instead. Example 2 She was happy to come to the show tonight. I didn't even need to twist her arm.
09-21-2022
Finally we have some nice cool weather. Today our idiom is rock the boat. This means to do or say something will upset people or cause problems for people. Example 1 Don't rock the boat when you first start working for a new company. Example 2 I don't want to rock the boat, so I won't say anything.

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