Business Vocabulary: Time Conscious, Paid off, Hands-on



As promised today you’ll learn the three phrases that you can use at your place of work. It will help you if you have a job working in an office. The three phrases are: Hands-on, Paid off and Conscious of your time. Enjoy today’s episode! :)

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Hey guys, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 302, number three hundred and two, número tres cientos dos.

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Thank you everyone for joining me today.

I know you’ve been waiting a long time for this episode… So let’s not waste any more precious time and let us dive straight into it.

As promised in my previous episode, today I’m going to explain what the following phrases mean and how you can use them in a place of work.

So the three phrases you’re going to learn today are:

  • Paid off
  • Hands-on
  • Conscious of your time

Let’s begin with phrase #1 – Paid off.

This is a phrasal verb of ‘pay’.

To pay for something.

Paid off means you’ve succeeded in something where you’ve invested a lot of money, time or sweat and tears. You’ve worked hard on something, invested a lot of effort and now you’ve gotten rewarded and are enjoying yourself.

Let me share with you three examples.

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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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