Thrown in the Deep End -> eg. Key to Improve Your English at Work/ English Idiom: Thrown in the D

Updated: Nov 11, 2021


-> Intro : talk about why learning idioms & euphemisms are important for better business English communication and for English in general, and talk about usage at work, and today's topic - Thrown in the deep (1 paragraph) / + 'keywords' embedded


-> heading: eg. Definition of the English idiom 'Thrown in the deep'


/This is a euphemism (nicer way of saying something difficult or embarrassing) for starting a new job and finding it very difficult or challenging.


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-> Heading: How to use the English idiom 'Thrown in the deep'


In this example the subject "I" is saying my new job is very difficult and I'm not getting a lot of support from the company. It references the idea 'sink or swim" I will "sink" i.e not be able to cope; or "swim" i.e work hard and learn how to master the job by myself.




It is often used in the passive with the verb 'be". So someone else is doing the action of 'throwing'-normally the employer/company!


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Listen how to pronounce "Thrown in the deep end"





->Heading: eg. Way to learn more idioms/euphemisms


Talk about a couple of way to learn the expressions. Recommendation of books, and other media along with enrolment in Brett's business English class. Talk bit more about the class (what is offered/how the students will learn and what results are expected)


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