Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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RAISE CAPITAL reɪz kæpɪtl

21 Jul 2019

Phrase

  • to try to get money for a business venture.
Example Sentence: The factory was sold to raise capital.
 

CONSENSUS kənˈsɛnsəs

21 Jun 2019

Noun

  • an opinion that all members of a group agree with.
Example Sentence: There was a general consensus that action was required.
 

FREE MARKET fri mɑrkɪt

21 May 2019

Noun

  • a market that is not influenced by the government.
Example Sentence: He supports a free market for goods in Europe.
 

SLUGGISH slʌgɪʃ

21 Apr 2019

Adjective

  • slow.
Example Sentence: Overall growth remains sluggish, held back by rising inflation.
 

DUMPING dʌmpɪn

21 Mar 2019

Verb

  • when goods are sold abroad for a much cheaper price.
Example Sentence: Dumping enables companies to offload unwanted stock.
 

PUT DOWN pʊt daʊn

21 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • add.
Example Sentence: You can put my name down on the list.
 

PAY UP peɪ ʌp

21 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • give money.
Example Sentence: You must pay up by Friday.
 

HOSTILE TAKEOVER BID  

21 Dec 2018

Phrase

  • an aggressive attempt by a company to buy control of another company.
Example Sentence: Their French rival has launched a hostile takeover bid.
 

LEVERAGE lɛvərɪdʒ

21 Nov 2018

Noun

  • the power to influence somebody's actions.
Example Sentence: Big companies have a lot of leverage over their business partners.
 

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.
 

OUTSOURCE (SOMETHING)  

21 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • to use outside sources rather than those within a company.
Example Sentence: The manufacturing company outsourced many of their products.
 

LEAD TIME lid taɪm

21 Aug 2018

Phrase

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

CARRY A MOTION  

21 Jul 2018

Phrase

  • to support or win acceptance for a motion/proposal.
Example Sentence: I was able to carry a motion to cancel the activities for next week.
 

APTITUDE TEST æptɪˌtud tɛst

21 Jun 2018

Noun

  • a test which measures a person's ability to do a certain job.
Example Sentence: Candidates will be required to complete an aptitude test.
 

CASUAL WORK kæʒuəl wɜrk

21 May 2018

Noun

  • work that is not permanent, with no obligation for the employer to provide the usual employment conditions such as sick leave.
Example Sentence: Casual jobs which last for a few days only are available throughout the year in my favourite country, New Zealand.
 
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