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common kitchen words (nouns) used in business
Full workload, plenty to do
Suzuki-san already has a full plate so someone else will have to manage the project.
Also used: Suzuki-san has a lot on his plate.
Miyuki-san was bowled over by her manager's offer of a 30% salary increase.
Spend, usually unwillingly
The accountant said he wasn't going to fork out millions for new computers this year so we'll have to keep our old ones for another year.
Also used:fork over
To over-simplify when teaching, (as if feeding a small child)
Tell the new staff members to study at home because we won't spoon feed them beyond the first week on the job.
To criticize strongly
The politician's speech was panned by most of the media.