Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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PUT ASIDE /pʊt əˈsaɪd/

12 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to save money for a specific purpose.
Example Sentence: I put aside a little every month for a deposit on a house.

SAVE UP /seɪv ʌp/

11 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to keep money for a large expense in the future.
Example Sentence: It took me ages to save up enough money to go travelling.

PAY OFF peɪ ɒf

10 Dec 2019


  • to succeed, to yield good results.
Example Sentence: I hope that our plans for the new business will pay off.

PAY BACK /peɪ bæk/

09 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to return money owed to someone.
Example Sentence: Can you lend me $50? I'll pay you back tomorrow.

TIDE OVER /taɪd oʊvər/

08 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to help someone with money for a period of time until they have enough.
Example Sentence: Can you lend me some money to tide me over till the weekend?

BAIL OUT /beɪl aʊt/

07 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to help a person or organization out of a difficult financial situation.
Example Sentence: He bailed the company out in return for a 50% shareholding.

SCRAPE BY /skreɪp baɪ/

06 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to manage to live on very little money.
Example Sentence: He lost his job, so the family had to scrape by on $150 a week.

GET BY /gɛt baɪ/

05 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to have just enough money for your needs.
Example Sentences: How can he get by on so little money?
He earns just enough to get by.

COUGH UP /kɔf ʌp/

04 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to provide money for something you do not want.
Example Sentence:I've just had to cough up $50 for a parking fine.

FORK OUT /fɔrk aʊt/

03 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to pay for something, usually something you would rather not have to pay for.
Example Sentences: I forked out ten quid for/on the ticket.
I couldn't persuade him to fork out for a new one.

RUN UP /rʌn ʌp/

02 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to do things which cause you to owe a large amount of money.
Example Sentence: She stayed two weeks at the hotel and ran up a bill which she couldn't pay.

SPLASH OUT /splæʃ aʊt/

01 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to spend a lot of money on something you don't need, but is very pleasant.
Example Sentence: When the city traders get their annual bonus, they splash out on everything from sports cars to luxury houses.

LAY OUT /leɪ aʊt/

30 Nov 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to spend money, especially a large amount.
Example Sentences: It's not every day you lay out $6000 on a holiday.
He's just laid out $3000 on a new HD television.

DEPENDANT dɪˈpɛndənt

29 Nov 2019


  • A dependant is someone who depends on you for financial support, such as a child or family member who does not work.
Example Sentences: My pension will provide financial stability for my dependants.
The insurance provides coverage for workers and their dependants.

DEPENDENT dɪˈpɛndənt

28 Nov 2019


  • If someone is dependent, they need the support of something or someone in order to continue existing or operating.
Example Sentences: He has three dependent children.
It's very easy to become dependent on sleeping pills.