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Business Vocabulary in use
satisfying or beneficial
"a rewarding experience"
actively involved with other people in making decisions and doing work; doing something instead of only studying it or watching someone else do it
"She’s a hands-on manager."
prático; que põe mão na massa
hit it off with someone
(informal) to like someone and become friendly immediately
"I didn't really hit it off with his friends."
dar-se bem com alguém
a good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them
"She has an excellent rapport with her staff."
any vehicle made to fly
something that you did or got after planning and working to make it happen, and that therefore gives you a feeling of satisfaction
"For an actor, winning an Oscar is one of the greatest achievements you can hope for."
realização, conquista, feito
be chained to something
to have your freedom restricted because of something you must do
"She felt chained to the kitchen sink."
to be snowed under
Very busy or overwhelmed with something. This phrase evokes the image of being buried under an avalanche.
"I'd love to go out to dinner tonight, but I'm totally snowed under at the office right now. "
official rules and processes that seem unnecessary and delay results
"Rescue work is often hampered by red tape at national borders"
Hamper: to make an action intended to achieve something more difficult
If jobs or tasks stretch you, they make you learn new things that use your skill and experience more than before
"My present job doesn't stretch me, so I'm looking for something more demanding."
needing a lot of attention, effort, or time
"I’m trying to learn English, and I find it very demanding."
exigente, trabalhoso, difícil
breathe down somebody's neck
(disapproving) to stay close to someone, watching everything that they do
"It's awful having a boss who breathes down your neck all the time."