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BEAR MARKET bɛər mɑrkɪt

07 Jun 2020


  • a downward market trend when prices of shares, commodities etc are falling and the market is pessimistic. When this occurs there is usually high inflation and unemployment.
Example Sentence: Investment in a bear market might make sense.

COLLATERAL kəˈlætərəl

07 May 2020


  • a car, a house or something valuable that you promise to give the lender if you cannot pay back the money you borrowed from them.
Example Sentence: I need $20.000 urgently. I can put my flat in London up as collateral – it must be worth 10 times as much as that.

TENANT tɛnənt

07 Apr 2020


  • a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another for a period of time.
Example Sentence: The tenants were upset about the recent changes to the lease.

SPECULATOR spɛkyəˌleɪtər

07 Mar 2020


  • Someone who buys and sells stocks and shares in the hope of making a profit through changes in their value.
Example Sentence: A property speculator is interested in buying some farmland from us. He hopes to be able to build houses on it one day.


07 Feb 2020


  • This phrase is used to describe something which is very modern and uses the most recent ideas and methods
Example Sentence: The control panel uses all the newest technology and is considered state-of-the-art.

NEST EGG /nɛst ɛg/

07 Jan 2020


  • A nest egg is a sum of money that has been saved or kept for a special purpose.
Example Sentence: Regular investment of small amounts of money is an excellent way of building a nest egg.

BAIL OUT /beɪl aʊt/

07 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to help a person or organization out of a difficult financial situation.
Example Sentence: He bailed the company out in return for a 50% shareholding.

REMAINDER rɪˈmeɪndər

07 Nov 2019


  • The remainder is the part of something that is left after the other parts have gone, been used, or been taken away
Example Sentences: I ate most of it and gave the remainder to the dog.
It rained the first day but the remainder of the trip was lovely.

TO BREAK EVEN /tu; breɪk ivən/

07 Oct 2019


  • If you break even, you have neither made a profit nor lost money.
Example Sentences: In his first year in business, although he had made many contacts, he still only broke even.
Our restaurant was lucky because it did not fail; however, next year we are hoping to do more than break even.

GO BANKRUPT /goʊ baŋkrupt/

07 Sep 2019


  • If a person or company goes bankrupt, they are unable to pay what you owe, and have control of your financial matters given, by a court of law, to a person who sells your property to pay your debts.
Example Sentences:He went bankrupt after only a year in business.
The recession has led to many small businesses going bankrupt.

BREAK OFF breɪk ɔf

07 Aug 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • stop negotiations
Example Sentence: They broke off the negotiations after 10 hours.

DIVERSIFY dɪˈvɜrsəˌfaɪ

07 Jul 2019


  • to start providing more varied products or services.
Example Sentence: Farmers are being encouraged to diversify in order to survive.

SALES PITCH seɪlz pɪtʃ

07 Jun 2019


  • what a salesman says when trying to sell something.
Example Sentence: His sales pitch was very convincing.

WELL-ESTABLISHED wɛlɪˈstæblɪʃt

07 May 2019


  • having existed for a long time & having many clients.
Example Sentence: They are a well-established firm of lawyers.

EXPLOIT ɛksplɔɪt

07 Apr 2019


  • use to your benefit.
Example Sentence: The country's resources are not being fully exploited.