The final/last straw - Idiom of the Week

Has your patience ever worn thin with a situation and you…

Back to square one - Idiom of the Week

Let’s get back to square one and talk about the origin…

To throw one's hat in the ring - Idiom of the Week

Looks like you’re throwing your hat in the ring for the…

Drop the mic - Idiom of the Week

If someone tells you to “drop the mic,” they don’t…

To cut to the chase - Idiom of the Week

We don’t want to waste your time with a lengthy anecdote…

The cat's pajamas - Idiom of the Week

Let’s just say that, given the fact that you found your…

To save someone's bacon - Idiom of the Week

A few years ago, I was really in a bind. I was in line at…

To scratch the surface - Idiom of the Week

Fred Rogers was many things: TV personality, musician, puppeteer,…

To pull someone's leg - Idiom of the Week

Definition: As defined in Linda and Roger Flavell’s book…

Bigger fish to fry - Idiom of the Week

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are…

The World is Your Oyster - Idiom of the Week

  Definition: Oxford Dictionary defines this idiom…

Strike While the Iron is Hot - Idiom of the Week

  Definition: FreeDictionary defines this idiom as…
Cooking with Crisco

Now We're Cooking (with ___)! - Idiom of the Week

  “Now we’re cooking with…gas, grease, heat,…
Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Jack of All Trades, Master of None - Idiom of the Week

This idiom, or figure of speech, can be broken into two obvious…
Neck of the Woods

Stomping Ground / Neck of the Woods - Idiom of the Week

  Your “neck of the woods” refers to the area…

Great Minds Think Alike - Idiom of the Week

There are some days that you and your best friend show up…

Branch Out - Idiom of the Week

    This week’s idiom is also a phrasal…
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Time Flies - Idiom of the Week

    It’s almost been more than two years…

Can't Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear - Idiom of the Week

We've always heard that "you can't make a silk purse out of a…

Common Ground - Idiom of the Week

Yumi and Hirotaka met at a party at a friend’s house, and became…
food for thought

Food for Thought - Idiom of the Week

In a world of endless opinions and points of view, "food for…
break the ice

Break the Ice - Idiom of the Week

We've all experienced uncomfortable moments introducing ourselves…
drawing board square one

Back to the Drawing Board - Idiom of the Week

  Back too square one! Back to ground zero! Oh wait……
lost translation

Lost in Translation - Idiom of the Week

Apto is here to help break down any cultural and linguistic barriers.…
hit the nail on the head

Hit the Nail on the Head - Idiom of the Week

When my boss proclaimed that I’d really “hit the nail on…
Attract FDI

Culture Matters - How Cultural, Community, and Social Progress Drive Employee Quality of Life and Attract FDI

Curated Content Related to Trends in FDI FDI  is a strategic…
deer in the headlights

Deer in the Headlights - Idiom of the Week

Imagine this: You've been up all night getting ready for today’s…
Intercultural Competence

Apto Perspectives - Intercultural Competence

In a recent Apto blog piece, "Identifying the Right Candidates…
fish out of water

Fish out of Water - Idiom of the Week

"Boy, it is hot out here today. It seems so much hotter than…
train of thought

Train of Thought - Idiom of the Week

Your “train of thought” won’t take you anywhere physically,…
herding cats

Herding Cats - Idiom of the Week

Have you ever had one of those moments when you feel like no…
on the same page

On the Same Page- Idiom of the Week

Nothing is more fundamental to an expat’s success in America…
bull by the horns

Take the Bull by the Horns - Idiom of the Week

Misunderstand this week's idiom and you could be taking your…
why apto

Why Apto? CEO Traci Snowden Explains...

Adapting to Life in America Isn’t Easy…but It Can Be! Growing…
outside the box

Think Outside the Box - Idiom of the Week

If you've spent any time in the American corporate world, you've…
catch your breath

Catch One's Breath - Idiom of the Week

This week's idiom of the week is one the Apto team knows well!…
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hang in there

Hang in There! - Idiom of the Week

Idioms. It's impossible to learn any language without encountering…