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Part 9 Work and business. Unit 38 Business success

Идиомы. Business successWork and business → Business success
Two Young entrepreneurs, who started a new Internet business two years ago, have today sold the business for £3 million.
Jenny Curtis, co-founder of Slimmm.com, says, 'Everyone ,thinks we've made a killing, but it was hard work. For the first 18 months we couldn't make ends meet - I couldn't even buy a new pair of socks! When the business finally got off the ground, we worked 18 hours a day for six months.

flag.jpg Vocabulary:

make a killing - make a big profit quickly - нажиться; сорвать куш; получить большую прибыль
make ends meet - pay for necessities - сводить концы с концами
get off the ground - start to be successful - сдвинуться с мертвой точки; сдвинуться с места; успешно положить начало (чему-л.); запустить на орбиту; пустить в ход


Переведите на родной язык:

Umbrella shops make a killing in wet weather.
I can't make ends meet on my very low income.
If we can get this idea off the ground, we'll be rich.

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