“Feel free to delegate some of those responsibilities to me.”

Your boss always has too much work to do. He's telling you about all of the things he has to do. You'd like to help him out and get more work experience, so you want to offer to take some of his work. You say this.

Feel free to delegate some of those responsibilities to me.

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feel free to (do something)

When you want to allow people to do something, you can say "feel free to ___." This is a formal phrase that you usually use with people you don't know very well, or with large groups:

Feel free to take one if you want it.

Feel free to call me with any questions.

This phrase is often used in business situations, with coworkers, employees, bosses, and clients.

delegate responsibilities to (someone)

"Responsibilities" are individual items of work that you are supposed to do. For example, if you work at a restaurant and part of your job is to sweep the floor every day, sweeping the floor is one "responsibility".

"Delegating" responsibilities means getting other people to do them for you. While that might sound lazy and irresponsible, the word "delegate" actually carries a positive meaning. In the U.S., people think that delegating responsibilities is one of the most important skills that a good manager must have.

In addition to "responsibilities", here are some other words that work well with the verb "delegate":

  • delegate work to someone
  • delegate responsibility (This is different from "responsibilities", which are individual small jobs. "Responsibility" is the overall amount of things that you are in charge of.)
  • delegate a task to someone