2007.02.13(Review of 2004.10.18 edition)
Welcome back from the long weekend! It's great to have the pleasure of your company once again!
We've prepared a fascinating set of business idioms for you this week, each of which deals with the act of doing work. And, appropriately enough, this first edition is about ... being prepared!
- To do your homework is to prepare for a situation by learning whatever is necessary for you to know in order to handle the situation well.
- do your homework は、状況にうまく対処できるように、知っておくべきことを確認し、準備をする、下調べをする、という意味です。
- (HR manager after an interview)
I thought that candidate was very smooth. He'd obviously done his homework.
- (controller to a colleague)
We'll need to do our homework on this one. Find out everything you can about how this new tax bill will affect us if it passes.
- The industry has become so competitive that, unless you really do your homework, it's nearly impossible to get a new business off the ground.
“Be Prepared” ... a great motto for Scouts and the serious business person!