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SICK PAY /sɪk peɪ/

18 Jan 2020

Noun

  • Sick pay is money given by an employer to someone who cannot work because of illness.
Example Sentences: Surely your company won't give you indefinite sick pay; don't they specify a time limit?
 

TO DEPOSIT /dɪˈpɒzɪt/

18 Dec 2019

Verb

  • to put money in a bank. Also, deposit is the noun form.
Example Sentence: Mr Sims opened his account with a deposit of $2,000 and his wife deposited $500.
 

ADVICE ædˈvaɪs

18 Nov 2019

noun

  • Advice is an opinion which someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation.
Example Sentences: I need some advice on which computer to buy.
Sarah gave me some good advice.
 

TO HANG UP ONE'S BOOTS  

18 Oct 2019

phrase

  • To hang up your boots is to retire from your job or profession.
Example Sentences: After 40 years in the police force, Paul finally hung up his boots.
After winning the World Rugby Cup, Martin Johnson, England's captain, hung up his boots.
 

LEAD TIME lid taɪm

18 Sep 2019

Phrase

  • the time available to prepare for an event.
Example Sentence: The lead time to get a book published is very long.
 

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT kɒpiˌraɪt ɪnˈfrɪndʒmənt

18 Aug 2019

Noun

  • the illegal production and sale of a product protected by law.
Example Sentence: The record company is suing the man for copyright infringement.
 

OUTLOOK aʊtˌlʊk

18 Jul 2019

Noun

  • how the future looks based on current predictions.
Example Sentence: The outlook for small firms has worsened in recent months.
 

BOARD bɔrd

18 Jun 2019

Noun

  • a group of people who are responsible for making decisions.
Example Sentence: The corporation is run by a Board of Governors.
 

END USER ɛnd yuzər

18 May 2019

Noun

  • the person who uses a product or service.
Example Sentence: We need more feedback from end users.
 

REDUNDANT rɪˈdʌndənt

18 Apr 2019

Adjective

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

DESPATCH dɪˈspætʃ

18 Mar 2019

Verb

  • to send something (especially a business delivery)
Example Sentence: We will despatch the goods when the payment is received.
 

GET ON WITH  

18 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

MESS UP mɛs ʌp

18 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make mistake.
Example Sentence: This is an important meeting, so don't mess up!
 

HEADHUNT hɛdˌhʌnt

18 Nov 2018

Noun

  • to search for the perfect person for a job and offer them a lot of money to do it.
Example Sentence: He was headhunted for the position.
 

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.
 
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