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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing meeting customers matters.

Listen to business lunch - lunch (usually at a restaurant) where business is discussed and the cost is charged as a business expense
Listen to business matters - business affairs
Listen to business people - people who transact business (especially business executives)
Listen to chat - to converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually
Listen to customer - client, someone who pays for goods or services
Listen to do business - transact business
Listen to get down to business - come to business
Listen to greet - express greetings upon meeting someone
Listen to invite to a meal - have as a guest (here for a meal)
Listen to make an appointment - to fix a meeting arranged in advance
Listen to on first-name terms - on first-name basis
Listen to pick up - gather, collect somebody (here a visitor)
Listen to pleasant journey - nice, good trip
Listen to promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
Listen to rundown - a point-by-point summary
Listen to small talk - casual or trivial conversation
Listen to socialize - take part in social activities; interact with others
Listen to start straight away - begin immediately, right away
Listen to suggest - make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Let's get down to business.
Listen to This guide gives a rundown on the basics of backpacking.
Listen to Despite all of your preparation, you may make a faux pas during a business lunch. A fork could slip out of your hand, or a piece of food could get stuck in your throat.
Listen to If you would like to make an appointment please use the form below.
Listen to Are you on first-name terms?
Listen to Have a safe and pleasant journey!
Listen to Socializing in business circles for networking purposes and to improve your
business image is important to help your business prosper.
Listen to He will keep his promise to us! I am sure.


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