Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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OVERHEADS ˈoʊvərˈhɛds

19 Jul 2019

Noun

  • the costs you pay regularly when running your business, e.g. the cost of electricity, heating, phone bills etc.
Example Sentence: Since the new management laid off half of our workers our overheads have been an all-time low.
 

CARGO kɑrgoʊ

19 Jun 2019

Noun

  • the goods being transported by plane or ship.
Example Sentence: When the ship beached, much of the cargo floated ashore.
 

ENDORSE ɛnˈdɔrs

19 May 2019

Verb

  • (of famous people) to publically say that you think a product is good.
Example Sentence: The boxer endorses the energy drink in their latest commercial.
 

ROYALTY rɔɪəlti

19 Apr 2019

Noun

  • money paid to somebody (esp. a writer/musician) when their work is used.
Example Sentence: He receives royalties every time the advert appears on TV.
 

DISPUTE dɪˈspyut

19 Mar 2019

Noun

  • argument.
Example Sentence: He left the company after a dispute with his manager.
 

HAND OVER hænd oʊvər

19 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • give.
Example Sentence: He finally handed over the keys.
 

MIX UP mɪks ʌp

19 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make untidy.
Example Sentence: I've just spent two hours sorting those papers so please don't mix them up.
 

COLLABORATE kəˈlæbəˌreɪt

19 Dec 2018

Verb

  • to work with somebody on a project or task.
Example Sentence: The two companies will collaborate to develop, produce and sell computers.
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ɪntlˈɛktʃuəl prɒpərti

19 Nov 2018

Noun

  • something that somebody creates which has value, esp. music, art, text, etc.
Example Sentence: The designer claims that her intellectual property rights were infringed.
 

TAKE MINUTES teɪk mɪnɪts

19 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to write down the proceedings of a meeting.
Example Sentence: I usually take minutes at the monthly club meetings.
 

OUT OF STOCK  

19 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • not available for immediate sale.
Example Sentence: The toys are out of stock and we will have to wait several weeks before they are available.
 

JACK UP THE PRICE OF (SOMETHING)  

19 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to make a price higher.
Example Sentence: The steel company decided to jack up the price of steel at the beginning of the year.
 

BY A LONG SHOT  

19 Jul 2018

Phrase

  • by a big difference.
Example Sentence: The soap company beat out the bids of the other companies by a long shot.
 

AMORTISATION əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən

19 Jun 2018

Noun

  • the repayment of debt in small regular amount.
Example Sentence: Company earnings before interest, tax and amortisation grew by 10%.
 

TO REAP rip

19 May 2018

Verb

  • to get something as a result of an activity.
Example Sentence: The German car maker expects to reap 56% of its profits in Asia next year.
 
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