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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!
 

VENDOR vɛndər

18 Dec 2018

Noun

  • someone who sells something.
Example Sentence: The street vendor offered a range of products made by local people.
 

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.
 

ON THE BLOCK  

18 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • to be for sale, to go on sale.
Example Sentence: After we bought the company we began to put some of the equipment on the block.
 

IN THE WORKS  

18 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to be in preparation, to be in the process of being done.
Example Sentence: The camera company has a new camera in the works but nobody knows about it.
 

BUYOUT baɪˌaʊt

18 Jul 2018

Noun

  • when a person or group buys control of a company.
Example Sentence: A private equity firm has completed its $3.5bn buyout of the UK music group.
 

BAD DEBT bæd dɛt

18 Jun 2018

Noun

  • money that is owed but unlikely to be paid back.
Example Sentence: The bank's losses were caused by bad debt.
 

WORD-OF-MOUTH ADVERTISEMENT  

18 May 2018

Phrase

  • a type of advertisement when a product or service is popularized because people tell each other about it and not because they read about it or watch adverts on TV.
Example Sentence: Experts say that word-of-mouth advertising is much more influential than any other form of publicity because it is more genuine.
 

CONSIDERABLE kənˈsɪdərəbəl

18 Apr 2018

Adjective

  • significant, large.
Example Sentence: The earthquake last week was devastating. The damage to our business operations was considerable.
 

BRICKS AND MORTAR brɪkənˈmɔrtər

18 Mar 2018

Adjective

  • describing a business where customers can go when they want to buy something, as opposed to purely internet-based businesses.
Example Sentence: Operating a purely bricks-and-mortar business has several advantages, e.g. you don't have to pay the usual overheads like gas and heating.
 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT  

18 Feb 2018

Phrase

  • profit (or loss) on an investment, often expressed as a percentage.
Example Sentence: I initially invested $50,000 in the company. In the past 5 years, the company has paid me $150,000 in profit share. That’s what I call an excellent return on investment.
 

MERGED /mɜrdʒ/

18 Dec 2017

Verb

  • If two companies merge, they join together to form a single company
Example Sentences: When did Glaxo Welcome and Smithkline Beecham merge?
We merged with X company in 1990.
 

TO DEBIT AN ACCOUNT  

18 Nov 2017

Verb

  • to record money subtracted from an account.
Example Sentence: His account was debited a $4.00 service charge.
 
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