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“It never rains but it pours”

  Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge Rights of lien The right of a creditor in possession of the goods of his debtor to retain possession of them until the price has been paid or debt completely satisfied. Romalpa clauses Otherwise referred to as retention of...

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All the best people are „BONKERS“.

From Lewis Carroll's book, "Alice in Wonderland". Apparently, Lewis Carroll had two daughters, one he called 'Alice' the other he called 'Carol' (which means 'free-man'). Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen Counter-offer which means an offer made in response to...

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A rule of thumb

A rule of thumb. A rough and useful principle or method, based on experience rather than precisely accurate measures. For example, His work with the youth group is largely by the rule of thumb. This expression alludes to making rough estimates of measurements by using...

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A frog in my throat

    Law English word of the Week Recht Englisch Withdrawn To be in “dire straits” (British rock group’s name) To pardon someone The plaintiff To sue someone To take them to court Nincompoop (nincompoops) = this is not a law-word, it's just that some lawyers............

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“It’s water off a Duck’s back.”

“It's water off a Duck's back.” Used to refer to a potentially hurtful remark or situation that has no apparent effect on the person involved. ‘It was like water off a duck's back to Frank, but I'm sure it upset Joe’. This expression is based on the literal...

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You could have knocked me down with a feather

  You could have knocked me down with a feather! You could have knocked me over with a feather! You could have knocked me down with a feather = To shock, confuse, or astonish someone to a point of complete bewilderment; throw someone for a loop. More often...

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„Get the intern……“

British (B.E.) / American (A.E.) Vocabulary: 'Work experience/placement' the person is a "Trainee". In American English, they say, "Internship" and the person is an "Intern".   Translate the Text: Übersetzen Faten, Rico, Heike, Simone and Frank. Anika Der Mann...

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Before you speak

  Business English word of the Week  Geschäftsenglisch Principal (X2 meanings) Time and a half Double time Unsociable hours Shift work – late, night early shift   Law English word of the Week Recht Englisch Conceal (ed/ing) A scam Con artist How do you...

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The best medicine

Vocabulary of Contracts: Verträge Liquidated damages A liquidated damages clause is a clause whereby the buyer makes a real attempt to estimate the loss likely to be incurred by a breach of contract. In which case the buyer may recover the amounts mentioned, no more,...

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A nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat

The phrase a nod is as good as a wink acknowledges that a hint or suggestion can be or has been understood without the need of further elaboration or explanation. (Here, wink means a glance or significant movement of the eye.) ORIGIN. The earlier form of the phrase is...

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Alpha Omega English Coaching
Frauensteiner Straße 21
09627 Bobritzsch
+49 373 252 3875