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My manager uses many expressions that I don't understand. How can I learn these sayings so I can understand better what he says?

Many people in New Zealand workplaces use sayings and expressions when they speak. Sometimes they are expressions that are commonly used in Kiwi English, sometimes they are specific to a particular workplace. When your manager uses an expression that you don't understand, you could ask him to explain what it means. For example you could say, "I'm sorry but I don't know what 'on the back burner' means. Could you please explain it to me?"

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