punctuality is the soul of business

punctuality is the soul of business

proverb The best way to succeed in business is to always be on time. If you let your teams have flexible deadlines, then your entire business is going to suffer. Punctuality is the soul of business, after all. Punctuality is the soul of business, Jeff. If you're late again, I'm afraid I'm going to have to let you go.
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Punctuality is the soul of business.

Prov. You should be on time for all your business appointments. The office manager insisted on everyone's coming to work on time, not a minute late. "Punctuality is the soul of business," she said.
See also: business, of, soul
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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