1. Above board: If business negotiations are described as above board, they are open, honest and legal.
There are not secret negotiations. (खुला इमानदार र कानुनी, गोप्य वार्ता हुँदैन)
E. g. Our dealings have always been above board.
2. Have an ace up your sleeve: If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage. (लाभ पाउनसक्ने कुनै कुरा आरक्षित राख्नु)
E. g. I'm well prepared for the negotiations. I've got an ace up my sleeve.
3. Hold all the aces: A person or company who holds all the aces is in a very strong position because they have more advantages than anyone else. (बढी फाइदा हुनाले धेरै मजबूत स्थितिमा हुनु)
E. g. With low production costs and excellent transport facilities, they seem to be holding all the aces. .
4. Back to square one: To say that someone is back to square one means that they have not succeeded in what they were trying to do, so they have to start again. (जे गर्ने प्रयास भईराखेको थिए त्यो भएको छैन र फेरि सुरु गर्नु पर्ने अवस्था)
E. g. When they refused the terms of the contract, it was back to square one for the negotiators. .
5. Back to the wall: If you have your back to the wall, you are in serious difficulty. (गम्भीर कठिनाई)
E. g. With his back to the wall, the supplier had to accept the deal.
6. Beggars can't be choosers: This expression means that you should not reject an offer if it is the only possibility you have. You have no choice. (एक मात्र सम्भावना हुने सन्दर्भमा प्रस्ताव अस्वीकार गर्ने नपाउने. कुनै विकल्प नहुनु. )
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