Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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SOLE soʊl


31 January 2015

Adjective

  • alone; being the only one.
Example Sentence: They are the sole distributor of the luxury car.
 

SLUGGISH slʌgɪʃ


30 January 2015

Adjective

  • slow.
Example Sentence: Overall growth remains sluggish, held back by rising inflation.
 

GET ON WITH  


29 January 2015

Phrasal Verb

  • have good relationship.
Example Sentence: I don't get on with her. She isn't a very nice woman.
 

SLOGAN sloʊgən


28 January 2015

Noun

  • A phrase which a company creates to accompany a product.
Example Sentence: Which product had the slogan, 'You can't beat the feeling?'.
 

ROYALTY rɔɪəlti


27 January 2015

Noun

  • money paid to somebody (esp. a writer/musician) when their work is used.
Example Sentence: He receives royalties every time the advert appears on TV.
 

REDUNDANT rɪˈdʌndənt


26 January 2015

Adjective

  • not working, especially of a worker or factory.
Example Sentence: 500 workers were made redundant because of rising costs.
 

RAPPORT ræˈpɔr


25 January 2015

Noun

  • mutual understanding and agreement; good relationship.
Example Sentence: It is important to develop a rapport with business partners.
 

QUOTA kwoʊtə


24 January 2015

Noun

  • a limit set on the amount of imports which can come into a country.
Example Sentence: The country has set quotas on steel imports.
 

PRICEY praɪsi


23 January 2015

Adjective

  • expensive (informal)
Example Sentence: We decided not to buy the sofa as it was a quite pricey.
 

PERK pɜrk


21 January 2015

Noun

  • an added benefit of something, especially a job.
Example Sentence: The company car is just one of the perks of my new job.
 

ON THE FIRST RUNG  


20 January 2015

Phrase

  • at the lowest level of an organisation (the first step of a ladder)
Example Sentence: I started working here on the first rung 30 years ago.
 

OBLIGATION ɒblɪˈgeɪʃən


19 January 2015

Noun

  • something that you must do.
Example Sentence: You are under no obligation to finish this job.
 

JEOPARDISE [US -IZE] dʒɛpərˌdaɪz


18 January 2015

Verb

  • to put something at risk or in danger.
Example Sentence: His mistake jeopardised the entire project.
 

INNOVATE ɪnəˌveɪt


17 January 2015

Verb

  • to create, develop or design new technology or products.
Example Sentence: The mobile phone industry constantly needs to innovate.
 

FLAW flɔ


16 January 2015

Noun

  • a problem or defect with something, especially a plan.
Example Sentence: The plan was flawed because of the lack of funds.
 
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