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MAKE UP FOR  

17 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • compensate.
Example Sentence: This year's good harvest will make up for last year's bad one.
 

TURNAROUND tɜrnəˌraʊnd

17 Dec 2018

Noun

  • an improvement following poor performance.
Example Sentence: The impressive sales figures are a dramatic turnaround for the company.
 

HAND IN YOUR NOTICE  

17 Nov 2018

Phrase

  • to officially tell your company that you are leaving the job.
Example Sentence: He handed in his notice when he heard that he had got the new job.
 

TAKE A NOSEDIVE  

17 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to collapse, to decrease in value.
Example Sentence: The stock market took a nosedive when the earnings of the oil company decreased.
 

ON HAND ɒn hænd

17 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • to be in one's possession, to be ready.
Example Sentence: We did not have enough supplies on hand and were unable to finish the job.
 

IN THE RED  

17 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to be losing money, to be unprofitable.
Example Sentence: The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.
 

TO BUY A STAKE IN (SOMETHING)  

17 Jul 2018

Phrase

  • to buy part ownership of a company or other enterprise.
Example Sentence: The large bank is planning to buy a stake in the small stock trading company.
 

ASSIGN əˈsaɪn

17 Jun 2018

Verb

  • to give a particular job or task to somebody.
Example Sentence: The job of finding more seats for the event was assigned to Paul.
 

BANDWAGON bændˌwægən

17 May 2018

Noun

  • an activity or popular view that a lot of people join or share, usually because it is fashionable; a current trend .
Example Sentence: Among others a lot of brand-name sports companies have jumped on the Japanese tsunami bandwagon and campaign with it.
 

FIERCE fɪərs

17 Mar 2018

Adjective

  • aggressive, violent OR extremely active.
Example Sentences: He became unexpectedly fierce when he was informed he was going to be dismissed.
There has always been fierce competition between our companies, but in our private lives we are best of friends.
 

HEDGE FUNDS hɛdʒ fʌnd

17 Feb 2018

Noun

  • Hedge funds are speculative funds which make large bets on market movements. They utilize borrowed money to substantially leverage their returns (and losses), often at a factor of ten to one, or more. They purchase exotic securities and also take substantial short positions when they think the market or a particular sector of the market will go down.
Example Sentence: Hedge funds are extremely risky and are suitable for high-wealth investors only.
 

DIVIDEND dɪvɪˌdɛnd

17 Jan 2018

Noun

  • A portion of a company's earnings which is paid to the shareholders/stockholders on a quarterly or annual basis.
Example Sentence: Dividends of US$0.4 per share will be paid out to shareholders on March 31 after a year of record profits.
 

THE HIGH LIFE  

17 Dec 2017

Phrase

  • The high life is an exciting way of living in which rich and successful people enjoy themselves.
Example Sentences: After years of living the high life, I just want to settle down, have kids and live quietly.
 

TO CREDIT AN ACCOUNT  

17 Nov 2017

Verb

  • to record money added to an account.
Example Sentence: The teller credited his account with his deposit of $50.
 

PROVE pruv

17 Oct 2017

verb

  • Prove is the verb form of the noun proof. To prove is to show that something is true.
Example Sentences: They suspected that she'd killed him but they could never actually prove that it was her.
Computers have been used to prove mathematical theorems.
 
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