Bob works as a manager at a furniture store. Peter, his boss, is not happy about his sales. Bob's new advertising campaign hasn't helped. Peter decides to fire him.
Peter: Bob, I hate to break the news. But our sales were down again last month.
Bob: Down again, Peter?
Peter: Yes. These days, everybody's shopping at our competition,Honest Abe's Furniture store.
Bob: But everything in there costs an arm and a leg!
Peter: That's true! They do charge top dollar.
Bob: And their sales persons are very strange. They really give me the creeps!
Peter: Well they must be doing something right over there. Meanwhile , we're about to go belly up.
Bob: Im sorry to hear that. I thought my new advertising campaign would save the day.
Peter: Let's face it: your advertising campaign was a real flop.
Bob: Well, thenI'll go back to the drawing board.
Peter: It's too late for that. You're fired!
Bob: What? Are you giving me the ax?
Peter: Yes, I've already found a new manager. She's as sharp as a tack.
~~~ This is just an excerpt from Speak English Like An American I don't have much time to put in all the infos here but if you want a copy of the idioms in this book. here's my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. :)