Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(shoot/ping) an (e-mail/email)

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Meaning(s)
1) send a quick email to someone
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • shoot/ping me an email when you get out of the meeting
  • Analysis
    To ‘shoot an email off’ to someone means to quickly send someone an email. This is an informal expression, often used in a business setting. When you 'ping' something you query whether a computer or network is connected by sending an information packet and returning it again. You can 'ping an email' address in order to find out if an email address is valid or not.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Shoot me an e-mail when you get the package I sent. I just want to know that it arrived safely.
    2. I'll shoot those documents over in an email now.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'll set the system to automatically ping emails to ensure they are valid.
    2. I hadn't heard from the client in a few days so I'll shoot her an email to find out where we stand with the deal.
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