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Business Word/Phrase of the Day

word-phrase-descEvery day we publish a business word or phrase together with audio pronunciation, phonetics, definition and example sentences. This is a great way to improve your workplace vocabulary as well as your pronunciation. To receive 'Business Word/Phrase of the Day' by email, just subscribe to our newsletter from the link above. 

GET OFF THE GROUND  

28 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • o make a successful beginning.
Example Sentence: We were unable to get the new product off the ground but we will try again.
 

GET A RAISE  

27 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • to get an increase in one's salary.
Example Sentence: My sister works hard and she recently got a raise in her new job.
 

HANG OUT ONE’S SHINGLE  

26 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • to open one's own business (usually as a professional).
Example Sentence: My friend decided to hang out his shingle as a dentist soon after he finished college.
 

GIVE (SOMEONE) THE GREEN LIGHT  

25 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • to give someone permission to go ahead with a project.
Example Sentence: Our boss gave us the green light to begin work on the new sales campaign.
 

GO THROUGH WITH (SOMETHING)  

24 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • to do something as planned or as agreed.
Example Sentence: We will not go through with our plans to build the new product until we have sold our stock.
 

IN CHARGE OF (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING)  

23 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • to be in control of someone or something.
Example Sentence: My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY /in ʃɔrt səˈplaɪ/

22 Jan 2023

phrase

  • If something is in short supply, then there is not very much of it available.
Example Sentences:Qualified persons are in short supply for this position.
As we are in short supply of pens, will somebody please go and order some more?
 

IN STOCK ɪn stɒk

21 Jan 2023

Phrase

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

IN THE LONG RUN  

20 Jan 2023

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)  

19 Jan 2023

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

18 Jan 2023

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)  

17 Jan 2023

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)  

16 Jan 2023

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  

15 Jan 2023

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

14 Jan 2023

Phrase

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