Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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TAKE STOCK teɪk stɒk

22 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock.
Example Sentences: The department store closes for three days every March in order to take stock.
 

TAKE OVER (SOMETHING)  

21 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to take control or possession of something.
Example Sentence: The government decided to take over the bank after it declared bankruptcy.
 

TAKE ON (AN EMPLOYEE)  

20 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to give a job to someone, to hire someone.
Example Sentence: The company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.
 

TAKE MINUTES teɪk mɪnɪts

19 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to write down the proceedings of a meeting.
Example Sentence: I usually take minutes at the monthly club meetings.
 

TAKE A PAY CUT  

18 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to accept a decrease in one's salary.
Example Sentence: The telephone workers were forced to take a pay cut after the strike.
 

TAKE A NOSEDIVE  

17 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to collapse, to decrease in value.
Example Sentence: The stock market took a nosedive when the earnings of the oil company decreased.
 

TAKE (SOMETHING) AT FACE VALUE  

16 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to take something that is said on its surface.
Example Sentence: I took my friend's comments at face value.
 

TABLE A DISCUSSION  

15 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to postpone a discussion until a later time.
Example Sentence: We tabled the discussion about the salary issue until the next meeting.
 

SWEETHEART DEAL switˌhɑrt dil

14 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • a deal made between friends/businesses so that both parties benefit.
Example Sentence: We made a sweetheart deal with our landlord to have our rent reduced.
 

STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT  

13 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to take advantage of an opportunity.
Example Sentence: I decided to strike while the iron was hot and apply for the job as soon as it was advertised.
 

SET UP A MEETING  

12 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to make arrangements for a meeting.
Example Sentence: I am trying to set up a meeting with the manager of our department.
 

SELL OUT sɛl aʊt

11 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to sell all of a product.
Example Sentence: Every year our company is able to sell out most of our summer goods.
 

SELL LIKE HOTCAKES  

10 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to sell very quickly.
Example Sentence: The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.
 

SELL (SOMETHING) AT A LOSS  

09 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to sell something and lose money.
Example Sentence: We were forced to sell the computers at a loss.
 

SECOND A MOTION  

08 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to agree with a proposal.
Example Sentence: I seconded the motion where we decided to start one hour early every morning.
 
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