Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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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.

ACCEPT ækˈsɛpt

10 Nov 2019


  • Accept means to consider something or someone as satisfactory. It can also mean to agree to take something.
Example Sentences: My boss accepted my excuse for coming late to work.
Do you accept credit cards?


10 Oct 2019


  • To gain ground is to begin to see a profit, or to start to do better at something.
Example Sentences: Our stock was dropping for weeks but now it is gaining ground.
If the store sells off all of its old merchandise, it might gain some ground in three months.

CONTRACT OF SALE / kän′trakt′ ʌv sāl/

10 Sep 2019


  • Formal contract by which a seller agrees to sell and a buyer agrees to buy, under certain terms and conditions spelled out in writing in the document signed by both parties. An invoice, for example, is a contract of sale. Also called agreement of sale, contract for sale, sale agreement, or sale contract.
Example Sentences:An invoice is an example of a contract of sale.
Another term for contract of sale is agreement of sale.

CAMPAIGN kæmˈpeɪn

10 Aug 2019


  • a group of activities that want to achieve a particular aim.
Example Sentence: They've launched a new advertising campaign on the TV.


10 Jul 2019


  • 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.

STIFF stɪf

10 Jun 2019


  • strong and difficult to beat.
Example Sentence: They need to reduce costs in the face of stiff competition.

ALLOCATE æləˌkeɪt

10 May 2019


  • to specify where something (especially resources) will go.
Example Sentence: They have allocated $50 million for research and development.

JEOPARDISE [US -IZE] dʒɛpərˌdaɪz

10 Apr 2019


  • to put something at risk or in danger.
Example Sentence: His mistake jeopardised the entire project.

COMMUTE kəˈmyut

10 Mar 2019


  • to travel to and from a city every day for work.
Example Sentence: I commute to work by train, a round-trip distance of 40 miles.

CALL OFF kɔl ɔf

10 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • cancel.
Example Sentence: We've decided to call off Friday's meeting.

GET AT gɛt æt

10 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to say indirectly.
Example Sentence: What are you getting at, Andy? Do you think I was wrong to tell her?

STAGNATE stægneɪ

10 Dec 2018


  • to not grow or develop.
Example Sentence: Property sales in villages near the factory have stagnated.

CUT kʌt

10 Nov 2018


  • to reduce the amount or value of something.
Example Sentence: The company plans to cut 250 jobs from offices across the country.


10 Oct 2018


  • to sell very quickly.
Example Sentence: The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.