IELTS Vocabulary: Idioms and phrases for Work

Idioms and phrases for Work

1. to be called for an interview:  to be invited to attend an interview

2. to be your own boss: to have your own business

3. a deal-end job: a job with no promotional opportunities

4. to do a job-share: to share the weekly hours of work with another person

3. a good team player: somebody who can work well with other people

4. full time: the number of hours that people usually work in a complete work

5. a heavy workload: to have a lot of work to do.

6. a high powered job: an important or powerful jo

7. holiday entitlement: the number of days holiday allowed

8. Job satisfaction: the feeling of enjoying a job

9. manual work: work that requires physical activity

10. maternity leave: time off work given to a woman about to have a baby

11. to meet a deadline: to finish a job by an agreed time.

12. a nine to five job: a normal job that consists of an 8 hour day(approx.)

13. One  of the perks of the job: an extra benefit you get from a job

14. part time: working less than full time 

15. to run your own business: see ‘to be your own boss’

16. to be self employed: see to be your own boss

17. Sick leave : time allowed off work when sick.

18. to be stuck behind a desk: to be unhappy in an office job

19. to be stuck in a rut: to be in a boring job that is hard to leave

20. to take early retirement: to retire early ( retire: to reach an age when you are allowed to stop working for a living

21. temporary work: work done for a limited time only 

22. Voluntary work: to work without payment

23. to be well paid: to earn a good salary 

24.working conditions: the hours salary and others entitlements that comes with the job

25. to work with your hands: to do manual work.