Banker’s Hours | Bean Counter | English Idioms

In this lesson, we will take a look at two job-related idioms.

Bankers’ Hours

If you have banker’s hours, you have a relatively easy working schedule.

  • A career in banking can be quite stressful. In fact, most bankers don’t keep bankers’ hours these days.
  • If you want to keep bankers’ hours, don’t opt for a career in sales and marketing.
  • If you have young children, you should find a career with bankers’ hours.

Bean Counter

This is a very common slang term used to refer to an accountant.

  • If you are not much of a bean counter you should consider buying software to automate your company’s finances.
  • We were keen on making some foreign acquisitions but the bean counters told us that we were short of money.

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