Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

where does that leave us?

where does that leave us?
Meaning(s)
1) what is (our) current situation or what are (our) current options
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    • so, where does that leave us?
  • Analysis
    When you ask 'where does that leave us?' you are asking what the options are as a result of what was discussed or what information you have received. This question is used to ask for ideas or guidance about the next steps to take. This question is similar to 'where do we go from here?' and can be used in both social and professional contexts.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Now that the other party have decided to back out of the deal, where does that leave us?
    2. Person A: "I understand why the company are downsizing my department, but where does that leave me? Person B: "Don't worry, your position will remain unaffected.
    3. It's too early to say where the downturn in the market will leave us. We'll have to see how things pan out over the next few weeks.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We need to move out of the house by Friday but we haven't found somewhere else to live. Where does that leave us?
    2. Where does it leave us as a society when thousands of our children are obese and not getting adequate exercise.
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