The expression “low-hanging fruit” is used to describe achieving a result with little effort. This English phrase is something you might hear in a business meeting and was once a favorite vernacular of management consultants. An entrepreneur might use the idiom when talking about a new business opportunity in business-related English conversation.

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Low Hanging Fruit

I guess the original idea came from observing how easy it was to harvest the fruit hanging low on a tree vs. the difficulty of getting the fruit at the very top of a tree. Using this as an analogy; A business person might explain how a business is great because the idea delivers great benefits at little cost or effort.

To bring the idiom alive you really need to hear it being used naturally by a native English speaker. So today we will use the Adept English learning approach to practice speaking English fluently and learn some new phrases and business “speak” jargon.

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You might never use low hanging fruit in your English conversations, but the rest of the audio English lesson which comprises some 1,228 words; 76 sentences; 12 paragraphs of English language. Is full of everyday English language, vocabulary and grammar that will be useful to you regardless of your interest in business parlance.


A photo of a female boss asking staff to focus on low hanging fruit business opportunities. Used as an article image for the article

A photo of a female boss asking staff to focus on low hanging fruit business opportunities. Used as an article image for the article “What Is A Low Hanging Fruit Article Image”

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