Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(a/the) (good/right) fit (for)

a good fitthe right fita good fit forthe right fit for
1) suited to someone or something
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    • a good fit/the right fit for the job
  • Analysis
    If something is 'a good fit', it usually refers to clothing that is the correct and comfortable size. When talking about roles in a company or a job, someone who is 'a good fit' has the right combination of personality and skills to fit what the employer is looking for. An employer will look for someone who is 'the right fit' for their current team and company culture. You might also use these expressions to talk about someone who is 'the right fit' for a particular club or to take on a particular responsibility. In sales and marketing, you might ask for a package or pricing plan that is 'a good fit' or 'the right fit' for your needs.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I know that this company wants employees who are conscientious and committed. That's why I feel that I would be a good fit here.
    2. We need people with get-up-and-go. That's why I think Lucy would be a good fit for the project team.
    3. I'm sorry to be letting you go, but I just don't think that you're the right fit for this job.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I think the first childminder we spoke to would be a good fit for our family. She seems really responsible and the children like her.
    2. This car was the right fit for our needs, there is loads of space in the boot and the safety features are great.
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