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QUOTA kwoʊtə


01 November 2014

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


31 October 2014

Adjective

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

POINT OF SALE  


30 October 2014

Noun

  • the exact place where a product is sold.
Example Sentence: The shop has put up new point of sale display boards around the till.
 

PERK pɜrk


29 October 2014

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  


28 October 2014

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


27 October 2014

Noun

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

JEOPARDISE [US -IZE] dʒɛpərˌdaɪz


26 October 2014

Verb

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

INNOVATE ɪnəˌveɪt


25 October 2014

Verb

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

FLAW flɔ


24 October 2014

Noun

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

EXPLOIT ɛksplɔɪt


23 October 2014

Noun

  • use to your benefit.
Example Sentence: The country's resources are not being fully exploited.
 

DURABLE dʊərəbəl


22 October 2014

Adjective

  • lasting a long time without wear.
Example Sentence: Their range of kitchen products are durable but inexpensive.
 

MORALE məˈræl


21 October 2014

Noun

  • the general feelings of a group towards success.
Example Sentence: Morale amongst the staff dropped because of poor conditions.
 

MARKETING MIX mɑrkɪtɪŋ mɪks


20 October 2014

Noun

  • the combination of marketing strategies a company uses.
Example Sentence: It's important to get the right marketing mix.
 

MARKET NICHE mɑrkɪt nɪtʃ


19 October 2014

Noun

  • a small but profitable segment of market.
Example Sentence: They found a market niche providing special chairs for elderly people.
 

MAKE SENSE meɪk sɛns


18 October 2014

Phrase

  • to be logical, having considered all the facts.
Example Sentence: I think it makes sense for us to buy a new printer.
 
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