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2007.11.26(Review of 2006.01.16 edition)

Hello! It's good to see you! We've got a terrific week ahead, in which we'll be reviewing a fun set of (mostly) idioms that concern an aspect of corporate culture people always seem to be talking about. In fact, today's topic is the week's theme!

Today's Lesson
OFFICE POLITICS   社内のかけひき

Explanation

  • Office politics are the relationships and activities among employees in an office that affect who has power or some other advantage in the office.
  • office politics とは、誰が社内で権力を有し、優位な立場であるのかを左右する従業員同士の関係や行動、つまり、社内のかけひき、のことです。

OFFICE POLITICS

examples

  1. Office politics have been damaging the morale of the team lately.
  2. I try hard not to get involved in office politics. I just try to do my job well and get along with everyone.
  3. (a veteran employee to a new employee)
    The sooner you learn the rules of office politics at this company, the better off you'll be.
  4. I got tired of the negative office politics at my last job. Things are so much better at the office I work at now.

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