Danielle: It's been great having you both here to get feedback on our progress, and you've given us all some great suggestions for improving productivity as we move forward. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Executive 1: We really have. As always, it's only been a quick visit, but I must commend you ①especially on the hotel you put us up in—one of the best I've ever stayed in. Knock-out service. You've given us a great tour of the offices.
Executive 2: ②But it hasn't all been peaches and cream. There were a few issues in regards to your marketing department. I gave some notes to John, but will report back later in the week with a full breakdown and an action plan. ③On the whole, everything seems to be above board, however there are certainly a few areas you need to keep your eyes on.
Danielle: I look forward to going over the feedback. We're always looking for ways to improve and help the business grow. We won't take your views lightly.
Executive 2: Now, I hope you can help me. I actually have to get a flight back home this afternoon. Something urgent has come up. I have a meeting until 3, I'm hoping you will be able to get me on the earliest possible flight.
Danielle: Of course. It would be my pleasure to arrange that for you. Just one ticket?
Executive 1: Yes. I'll stay another night. It would be a shame to let that hotel room go to waste.
Danielle: Well, you two get to your meeting and ④I'll have it sewn up by the time you finish.
Executive 2: Fantastic!
① …especially on the hotel you put us up in… ……尤其是安排我们入住的酒店……
put sb. up (in a place): let sb. stay in a place for one or more nights(让某人在某个地方过夜)。例如:
Can you put me up for tonight?
② But it hasn't all been peaches and cream. 但并不都是事事如意的。
it hasn't all been peaches and cream: not all things have been very nice and wonderful(并非所有事情都顺利/美好)。例如:
It hasn't all been peaches and cream as he had promised though we reached the goal.
③ On the whole, everything seems to be above board. 大体上看,一切都还好。
on the whole: in general(大体上看)。例如:
The sales figures look pretty good on the whole.
above board: things being carried out honestly and openly(公开的,光明正大的)。例如:
Everything we did at the meeting was above board.
④ I'll have it sewn up by the time you finish. 结束的时候我就能办妥了。
sew up: complete successfully(顺利完成,解决)。
I believe that Taylor will sew up the deal soon.