a foot in the door
/ɐ fˈʊt ɪnðə dˈoːɹ/
an opportunity for starting a business or entering an organization, etc. in order to achieve a higher level of success later
to not give up the day job
/nˌɑːt ɡˈɪv ˌʌp ðə dˈeɪ dʒˈɑːb/
to advise someone to continue with their current job instead of trying a new job that is likely to fail
to fall on one's sword
/fˈɔːl ˌɑːn wˈʌnz sˈoːɹd/
to take the blame or punishment for something, even if it is not entirely one's fault, in order to protect someone else or to preserve one's honor
to get the sack / boot / axe
/ɡɛt ðə sˈæk ɔːɹ bˈuːt ɔːɹ ˈæks/
to be fired from one's position or job
give sb the pink slip
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː ðə pˈɪŋk slˈɪp/
to inform one's employee that they are being dismissed
heads will / are going to roll
/hˈɛdz wɪl ɑːɹ ɡˌoʊɪŋ tʊ ɹˈoʊl/
used to express that people are going to be punished for something, particularly by being fired
career / corporate ladder
/kɚɹˈɪɹ kˈɔːɹpɚɹət lˈædɚ/
the different levels of jobs and responsibilities that people can move up in their chosen profession as they gain more experience and skills
to give sb the sack / boot / axe
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː ðə sˈæk ɔːɹ bˈuːt ɔːɹ ˈæks/
to dismiss one's employee
to get the bird
/ɡɛt ðə bˈɜːd/
to be fired or dismissed from a job, usually in an abrupt or disrespectful manner
to show sb the door
/ʃˈoʊ ˌɛsbˈiː ðə dˈoːɹ/
to dismiss or fire someone from their job or position
to hang up one's gloves
/hˈæŋ ˌʌp wˈʌnz ɡlˈʌvz/
to retire or quit from a profession or activity that involves physical or competitive effort
to hang up one's boots
/hˈæŋ ˌʌp wˈʌnz bˈuːts/
to retire from a particular activity or occupation, especially one's profession or career
to carve (out) a niche
/kˈɑːɹv ˈaʊt ɐ nˈiːʃ/
to successfully create a secure position for oneself at work, often by excelling in a very specific field related to it
walking papers / ticket
/wˈɔːkɪŋ pˈeɪpɚz tˈɪkɪt/
a notice given to someone, asking them to leave a job or place
to put sb out to pasture
/pˌʊt ˌɛsbˈiː ˈaʊt tə pˈæstʃɚ/
to retire someone due to their old age
to wait in the wings
/wˈeɪt ɪnðə wˈɪŋz/
to be waiting for an opportunity to arise in order to take action
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