Shawn: Let’s get this show on the road. This is an open discussion, so who wants to start off?
Chris: Hannah, even though I’ve been knee-deep in your data for months, there’s something I have to get off my chest. Why didn’t you ask the focus groups about our product’s color and design?
Chris : Hannah，即使我已经在你的数据里泡了好几个月，有些事我必须要说说心里话。你为什不在产品的颜色和设计方面问问目标客户呢？
Hannah: I can see your point, Chris, but based on past experience, we know that customers mostly consider “affordability“ and “ease of use“ when deciding which product to buy. I can’t go into this in detail now, but most customers just want reliability, and the design is secondary.
Hannah : 我明白你的意思，Chris ，但是根据以往的经验，我们清楚在顾客决定买产品时关心的是购买力和易用性。，我现在不能详细的去说明，但是大部分顾客只想要可靠性，其次是设计。
Alex: Chris, you’ve brought up an interesting point, but I think Hannah is right. Don’t take this the wrong way, Chris, but the interests of engineers and our customers aren’t the same. But of course, I’m not a marketing expert by any means.
Alex : Chris 你提出了一个很有意思的观点，但我觉得Hannah是对的，你别误会，我无意冒犯，但是但是设计师和消费者色兴趣是不一样的，当然了，无论如何，我不是一个市场专家。
Let’s get this show on the road – a phrase used to begin something, such as a meeting, project, or trip
* The client has decided to use our services, so let’s get this show on the road.
to be knee-deep in (something) – to be very involved in something; to be surrounded by something
* Our accountant is knee-deep in tax forms every March because her clients’ taxes must be paid by April 15.
to get (something) off (one’s) chest – to talk about something that has been bothering or worrying one for a long time
* Phil asked to meet with me alone. I think he wants to get something important off his chest.
to see (one’s) point – to understand what someone is saying
* I think I see your point about why it’s important to read the newspaper every day if I want to become a journalist one day.
to go into (something) in detail – to discuss or talk about something with a lot of detail or depth
* I wish you wouldn’t go into your medical problems in detail with people you don’t know very well.
secondary – less important than something else
* Where we go on vacation is secondary to the amount of time we’ll be able to take for our vacation.
to bring up (something) – to raise a topic; to introduce something into a discussion or conversation
* I like working with Tabitha because she always brings up ideas that no one else is thinking about.
to take (something) the wrong way – to be offended or insulted by something that someone says
* I hope you won’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t think that dress looks very good on you.
by any means – at all; in any way
* Juliana isn’t the most beautiful woman in the world, but she isn’t ugly by any means.