22 expressões em inglês que todo gestor de projetos deve conhecer

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22 expressões em inglês que todo gestor de projetos deve conhecer

Long shot, gray area, learning curve…Conheça expressões em inglês que você certamente usará algum dia se trabalha com projetos

Há muitos anos, as empresas buscam inovação por meio da gestão de projetos. Conduzido por equipes multidisciplinares, esse trabalho também costuma envolver pessoas de várias nacionalidades diferentes. Daí o fato de que saber inglês é uma vantagem competitiva.

Que tal estudar o significado de algumas das expressões mais usadas por quem trabalha nesse universo? Confira a seguir:

Learn the ropes

It is used in situations where someone, usually a new coworker, needs to learn the basics of how something is done.

Bring to the table

To bring something of use or benefit (skills, experience, etc.) to a job or business activity (project, meeting, etc.).

Get off the ground

To start doing a job or project, usually after much discussion or planning.

Get down to business

Time to start seriously focusing on the actual work, it’s time to get down to business.

Run around in circles

To keep doing something without achieving any real results. In other words, you’re doing a lot of unnecessary work but not getting anywhere.

Cut corners

To take shortcuts and using the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to do something.

Go down the drain

It means that your effort, work or money is wasted or lost.

Go the extra mile

To go the extra mile means to give more effort or do more than what’s expected of you.

Call it a day

When your work has been completed for the day, or when you decide to stop working on an activity, you call it a day.

From the ground up

To build a business or project from zero or from the bottom.

Back to the drawing board

It means to start over, but it is used more often to describe going back to the first stage of a project or process.

From day one

Since the beginning. To talk about something that has been true since the very first day a project or business began.

Learning curve

It describes the progress someone has to make to gain experience or learn a new skill set. A steep learning curve indicates the task may be difficult and therefore take more effort.

On a shoestring

To work on a tight budget or with very little money.

Behind the scenes

It describes something, usually work, that’s done or that happens away from public view.

The eleventh hour

It is used to describe something that’s done or happens at the last minute.

By the book

To do it strictly according to the rules, policies or the law.

The bottom line

It is the line that shows the total profit or loss. The phrase is used in general to refer to the final outcome, or the most important point to consider.


To divide something into equal parts so that both parties get 50%.

The big picture

It means to look at the overall view of something, or the situation as a whole and not at the details.

Long shot

It is usually used to describe something that has a very small chance of happening or succeeding.

Gray area

It means the situation isn’t certain. In a gray area there are no clear rules and it’s difficult to say if it’s right or wrong.


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Fonte: https://exame.abril.com.br/carreira/22-expressoes-em-ingles-que-todo-gestor-de-projetos-deve-conhecer/

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