Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

plot a (course/strategy)

plot a courseplot a strategy
Meaning(s)
1) put a plan in place to achieve a goal
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • plot a course of action
  • Analysis
    To 'plot' is usually a plan involving a group of people which is morally dubious or possibly illegal or wrong against a group or the government. If you 'plot a strategy' or 'plot a course of action' it means you are carefully planning ahead for the action, you intend to take. You will hear these phrases use more often in professional contexts.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The company had to urgently plot a course of action in order to deal with their heavy financial losses.
    2. The entrepreneur plotted an expert marketing strategy to launch her new product on social media, and then executed it brilliantly.
    3. Jane sat at her desk to plot a course for how she was going to get her business up and running. It was something for which she really needed to have her thinking cap on.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Prior to leaving school, it is useful to spend time plotting a strategy for getting into college or finding a job.
    2. I am plotting a strategy to get a promotion in work.
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