November 23, 2015

A Sentence With 2 Idioms Used to End a Meeting (Podcast)

"By the looks of it, we will have to pick up tomorrow where we left off." 

An American could surely end a meeting with this friendly, collaborative statement. But, what does it actually mean? 

Believe it or not, many non-native English speakers may get totally lost with this sentence we take so for granted in the US. Why? It's actually not plain English! It's full of phrasal verbs (also, sometimes mistaken as idioms). 

What does this phrase mean? Listen to the podcast to learn more about it. 


How would you respond to this phrase if you heard it?
"Great, talk to you then!"
"Sounds good."
"That's a good idea. When do you want to meet tomorrow?"

What other responses can you think of? Share them in the comments section below.

Jennifer Kumar is a corporate culture transformation coach helping non-native and native English speakers on global teams communicate with clarity across international borders. Contact us for more information.

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