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THE HIGH LIFE  

23 Jan 2020

Phrase

  • The high life is an exciting way of living in which rich and successful people enjoy themselves.
Example Sentences: After years of living the high life, I just want to settle down, have kids and live quietly.
 

A RECEIPT /rɪˈsit/

23 Dec 2019

Noun

  • the act of receiving or a written record of a transaction.
Example Sentence: The teller gave the customer a receipt for his deposit.
 

PROVE pruv

23 Nov 2019

verb

  • Prove is the verb form of the noun proof. To prove is to show that something is true.
Example Sentences: They suspected that she'd killed him but they could never actually prove that it was her.
Computers have been used to prove mathematical theorems.
 

TO BE ON THE MAKE  

23 Oct 2019

phrase

  • If someone is on the make they are trying very hard to obtain more money and power.
Example Sentences: I wouldn't trust Harry. He's definitely someone who is on the make.
Tom's a young man on the make - he doesn't care who he offends.
 

FREIGHT freɪt

23 Sep 2019

Noun

  • commercial goods that are being transported long distance.
Example Sentence: The goods arrive by ship and then continue by freight train.
 

ESSENCE ɛsəns

23 Aug 2019

Noun

  • the most important part of an idea, a system etc.
Example Sentence: The essence of her message was that costs must be reduced.
 

RESTRUCTURE riˈstrʌktʃər

23 Jul 2019

Verb

  • to make changes to the organisation of a company.
Example Sentence: The new owner plans to restructure the failing car maker.
 

DEMOTE dɪˈmoʊt

23 Jun 2019

Verb

  • to be moved to a position of lower status.
Example Sentence: He was demoted because of poor performance.
 

IN BULK ɪn bʌlk

23 May 2019

Phrase

  • in large amounts.
Example Sentence: We buy paper in bulk at a very low price.
 

SPONSOR spɒnsər

23 Apr 2019

Verb

  • to pay money towards something in exchange for advertising space.
Example Sentence: They sponsored the Olympic Games in Sydney.
 

EXPAND ɪkˈspænd

23 Mar 2019

Verb

  • to become larger in size or number.
Example Sentence: The company is going to expand to China and Japan.
 

PLAY DOWN pleɪ daʊn

23 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make appear less serious.
Example Sentence: The manager played down the seriousness of the situation.
 

PICK UP pɪk ʌp

23 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • getting better.
Example Sentence: Business is finally picking up after the recession.
 

UNDERCUT ʌndərˈkʌt

23 Dec 2018

Verb

  • to charge less than a competitor.
Example Sentence: They have reduced their price to undercut their rivals.
 

MOGUL moʊgəl

23 Nov 2018

Noun

  • a very wealthy or powerful person in business.
Example Sentence: He is described as the world’s most powerful media mogul.
 
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