Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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IN STOCK ɪn stɒk

30 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • available or ready to sell or use.
Example Sentence: The store does not have any printer ribbons in stock.
 

IN THE LONG RUN  

29 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • over a long period of time.
Example Sentence: The company has been losing money recently but in the long run they should be ok.
 

IN THE MARKET FOR (SOMETHING)  

28 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to be ready to buy something, to want to buy something.
Example Sentence: We have been in the market for a new computer for a long time.
 

KEEP BOOKS kip bʊks

27 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to keep records of money that is gained or spent.
Example Sentence: The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he has made many mistakes.
 

KEEP TRACK OF (SOMETHING)  

26 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to keep a count or record of something.
Example Sentence: We have been making a great effort to keep track of the number of visitors of the centre.
 

KNOCK DOWN THE PRICE OF (SOMETHING)  

25 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to lower the price of something.
Example Sentence: I bargained hard so that I could knock down the price of the stereo.
 

LINE OF PRODUCTS  

24 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • a group/category of products that are similar to each other.
Example Sentence: Our company will introduce a new line of products in the autumn.
 

ON CREDIT ɒn krɛdɪt

23 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • without paying cash.
Example Sentence: We usually buy most of our furniture on credit.
 

MOVE TO (DO SOMETHING)  

22 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to propose to do something (usually at a meeting)
Example Sentence: I moved to have another meeting next week when we can discuss the problem.
 

MEAN BUSINESS min bɪznɪs

21 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to be serious.
Example Sentence: Our boss means business when he tells everyone to work harder.
 

MAKE MONEY HAND OVER FIST  

20 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to make a lot of money.
Example Sentence: The small ice cream shop has been making money hand over fist since it first opened last year.
 

MAKE AN OFFER  

19 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to make a financial proposal for a product or service.
Example Sentence: We want to buy the house and we plan to make an offer on Saturday.
 

MAKE A MOTION  

18 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to make a suggestion or proposal at a meeting.
Example Sentence: The manager made a motion to finish the meeting early and continue the next day.
 

MAKE A GO OF (SOMETHING)  

17 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to produce good results, to succeed at something.
Example Sentence: Although the man works very hard in his small business he cannot make a go of it.
 

MAKE A COLD CALL  

16 Jul 2016

Phrase

  • to visit or telephone a potential but unknown customer.
Example Sentence: When he first started to work at his company the salesman was asked to make a cold call.
 
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