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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
Learn English in November

AM/PM Session - 27 November 2018 - Why your boss crushes your ideas

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,255 Teacher
We read an article talking about why it's hard to get your ideas past your boss:

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170227-this-is-why-the-boss-will-crush-all-your-good-ideas

Vocabulary Top 10:

plea - a serious and emotional request for something

succumb - to stop trying to resist something

buy into something - to accept or believe (something) as true

keeping up with the Joneses - to show that you are as good as other people by getting what they have and doing what they do

boil down to (something) - to have (something) as the main or basic part

lukewarm - not enthusiastic : not having or showing energy or excitement

incredulous - not able or willing to believe something : feeling or showing a lack of belief

hundredfold - 100 times as much

modus operandi - MO; 'method of operation'; a usual way of doing something

malaise - a problem or condition that harms or weakens a group, society, etc; a slight or general feeling of not being healthy or happy



Have you ever tried to propose a new idea at work, but you couldn't get other people in the company to agree to it?
Have you been able to innovate at your work?
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