GLOSSARY


-"end of one's rope" : the limit of one's patience or endurance.

-"big wigs" : executives of a company

-"give someone the cold shoulder" : to reject or ignore.

-"called on the carpet" : to be criticized or censured for one's behavior.

-"his/her name is mud" : a negative reference to a person.

-"rake (someone) over the coals" : to criticize strongly.

-"sold down the river" : abandoned;cut off from support.

-"pull up stakes" : to move to another place.

-"low man on the totem pole" : the lowest person in hierarchy.

-"call in sick" : call to inform that one is going to be absent because of illness.

-"laugh up one's sleeve" : to laugh secretly or to oneself.

-"sucker" : a naive person.

-"headhunter" : a human resources recruiter.

-"bottom line" : the heart of a matter, the fundamental issue.