Very often people in the UK do not say what they mean.  Make sure you know the meaning behind these common business phrases.

Spoken What the speaker means What the listener thinks is meant
I hear what you say I disagree and don’t want to discuss it further He accepts my point of view
With the greatest respect I think you are an idiot He is listening to me
That's not bad That's good That's poor
That is a brave proposal You are insane/mad/stupid He thinks I am courageous
Quite good Quite disappointing Quite good
I would suggest Do it or be prepared to justify your actions Think about it but do what you like
I was a bit disappointed that … I am annoyed that … It doesn’t really matter
Very interesting This is clearly nonsense They are impressed
I'll bear it in mind I've forgotten it already They will probably do it
I'm sure it's my fault It's your fault Why do they think it was their fault
You must come for dinner This is not an invite, I am just being polite I will soon
I almost agree I don’t agree He will agree
I have a few small comments Re-write Found a few typos
Can we consider some options I don’t like these options/ideas As yet undecided
I might join you later I'm not going Should we wait for him
Not to worry I won't forget this It's not important
Bit wet out there It's raining heavily It's just a little rain
I think we should be making a move Bye They will be leaving soon
A bit of a pickle In a serious situation Not very serious
That’s one way of looking at it That’s the wrong way to look at it We are doing it right
With all due respect You have no idea what you are talking about It's nice to have some respect
You're welcome (for unknown behaviour) You didn’t open the door/say thank you/ leave a tip etc. (sarcastic response) What for?
When you get a minute Now I'll finish this and then go