House vs. BusinessHello,
Could you tell me if "Make yourself at home" is familiar or not.
For example, can one, as a company, say that to a customer ?
Or does one have to say "Make yourself comfortable" , or "...at ease" ?
Thank you in advance,
"The Babylon Dictionary" said:- At Ease!
Stand in a relaxed position (command given to soldiers)
Agreed. I could see a salon owner saying this to a new stylist who was setting up his/her station or in other business contexts where an employee is settling in to stay for a long time. I really couldn't see anyone saying this to a customer.It would, however, be bizarre and inappropriate for a busines owner to say to a customer "treat this shop or this office as you would your own home".
When people visit my company, we usually offer them coffee while they're waiting for whoever they're there to see. I can't think of a standard expression to use in this context.Right, I didn't precise the context, it could be a retail store, as you said. No, the context is a french small company which makes corporate videos for other companies. After welcoming an english or american customer, the manager was wondering what to tell him just in order to stricke up a conversation and makes him feel good. That's all