Walk-in customer = Passer-by customer, a customer with no previous relationship or, in case of restaurants, a customer with no previous reservations
Waste of time = To do something in vain = Άδικος κόπος
Watch-dog = Guardian, somebody who guards very carefully something
Watering down = Reduction of one’s percentage of participation in a joint venture because the one does not participate in a required capital increase while the other partner(s) do
Way-out = Exit
We are back to square one = We are back to the starting point after having failed to reach our destination, a solution, etc.
We are in the arm twisting business = A cynic expression denoting that you have to exercise pressure in order to achieve your target dealing with some company
We do not seem to have received your = Advising somebody about the non receipt of something he is supposed to have sent you, keeping a reservation, though, that this thing may has been sent but you cannot find it.
We have a deal = We have reached an agreement to do business
We will cross it when we will come to it = We will deal with that problem when the problem comes, not earlier
Wear and tear = The natural destruction, ruin of a machinery
Welcome on board = Welcoming a newcomer to a company
Well deserved = Used when congratulating people for their promotion
Well done = bravo// well roasted meat, as opposed to medium or rare
What is in for me? = What am I going to earn from this deal?
What is your proposal? = A question which may be addressed to somebody who is criticizing a mishandling of a situation
When in doubt, keep it out = An easy-to-remember piece of advice, thanks to the rhyme, useful particularly when you write a report and you are not sure whether an item should be included or not
When you do not have something, you buy it = When building up a company and examine your resources, you may hire people with the specialties you are missing
Where I am/where I want to go/How I go there = The three basic phases of a strategy plan
Where there is a will there is a way = If you try hard you will succeed
White collar, blue collar staff, personnel = The administrative employees and the workers / technicians of a company, respectively.
Wholesale / retail = Sales of goods to merchants, traders, etc / Sale of goods to consumers, respectively (πώληση χονδρική/ λιανική). Ιn banking: business with the corporations / business with the individuals, respectively.
Wild ideas = Imaginative ideas which may produce some more realistic ideas
Wishful thinking = The way of thinking which is based on wishes, not on reality = Ευσεβείς πόθοι
With all your respect = Please forgive me for what I am going to tell you, I do not mean to insult you = Με όλο το σεβασμό
With good prospects to = With good chances to succeed
Within walking distance = A distance so short that one does not need to use a car
Work out situations = Situations with big problems which need solutions
Working paper = An informal document that needs further work in order to take its formal or final form. See also «For discussion purposes only»
Worse case scenario = See «Doom’s day scenario»