Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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GET A RAISE  

20 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to get an increase in one's salary.
Example Sentence: My sister works hard and she recently got a raise in her new job.
 

HANG OUT ONE’S SHINGLE  

19 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to open one's own business (usually as a professional).
Example Sentence: My friend decided to hang out his shingle as a dentist soon after he finished college.
 

GIVE (SOMEONE) THE GREEN LIGHT  

18 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to give someone permission to go ahead with a project.
Example Sentence: Our boss gave us the green light to begin work on the new sales campaign.
 

GO THROUGH WITH (SOMETHING)  

17 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to do something as planned or as agreed.
Example Sentence: We will not go through with our plans to build the new product until we have sold our stock.
 

IN CHARGE OF (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING)  

16 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to be in control of someone or something.
Example Sentence: My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY  

15 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to not have enough of something.
Example Sentence: Experienced computer programmers are in short supply in our company.
 

IN STOCK ɪn stɒk

14 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • available or ready to sell or use.
Example Sentence: The store does not have any printer ribbons in stock.
 

IN THE LONG RUN  

13 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • over a long period of time.
Example Sentence: The company has been losing money recently but in the long run they should be ok.
 

IN THE MARKET FOR (SOMETHING)  

12 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to be ready to buy something, to want to buy something.
Example Sentence: We have been in the market for a new computer for a long time.
 

KEEP BOOKS kip bʊks

11 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to keep records of money that is gained or spent.
Example Sentence: The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he has made many mistakes.
 

KEEP TRACK OF (SOMETHING)  

10 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to keep a count or record of something.
Example Sentence: We have been making a great effort to keep track of the number of visitors of the centre.
 

KNOCK DOWN THE PRICE OF (SOMETHING)  

09 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to lower the price of something.
Example Sentence: I bargained hard so that I could knock down the price of the stereo.
 

LINE OF PRODUCTS  

08 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • a group/category of products that are similar to each other.
Example Sentence: Our company will introduce a new line of products in the autumn.
 

ON CREDIT ɒn krɛdɪt

07 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • without paying cash.
Example Sentence: We usually buy most of our furniture on credit.
 

MOVE TO (DO SOMETHING)  

06 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to propose to do something (usually at a meeting)
Example Sentence: I moved to have another meeting next week when we can discuss the problem.
 
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