Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Cats and dogs

Listen to a Business English Dialogue About Cats and dogs

Ruby: Hi Morgan, have you ever heard the phrase “cats and dogs” in business and finance?

Morgan: Yes, I have. It’s a term used to describe a situation where something is happening in a chaotic or haphazard manner.

Ruby: That’s right. Can you give me an example of when this phrase might be used in a business context?

Morgan: Sure, if a company’s finances are in disarray, with expenses and revenues fluctuating wildly, someone might say that “it’s raining cats and dogs” to describe the chaotic nature of the financial situation.

Ruby: I understand. How can businesses avoid getting into a “cats and dogs” situation?

Morgan: Businesses can avoid it by maintaining organized financial records, setting clear budgets and financial goals, and regularly reviewing and adjusting their financial strategies.

Ruby: That makes sense. Is there anything else that the phrase “cats and dogs” might imply in business?

Morgan: Sometimes, it can also refer to fierce competition or conflicts between rival companies in the same industry, where they’re fighting tooth and nail for market share.

Ruby: Interesting. So, “cats and dogs” can represent both chaos and intense competition in business.

Morgan: Exactly. It’s a versatile phrase that captures various aspects of the business world.