To speak with someone in private
You can use this phrase in ………… language.
“Jerry wants to have a word with you. Could you to come to his office after work?”
“Me? Do you have any idea what he wants?”
“Nope. I’m just a messenger.”
“Can I have a word with you?”
“Sure. What’s the matter?”
“We’re forced to make some budget cuts and I’m really sorry to tell you, but we have to let you go.”