Business Word/Phrase of the Day

word-phrase-descEvery day we publish a business word or phrase together with audio pronunciation, phonetics, definition and example sentences. This is a great way to improve your workplace vocabulary as well as your pronunciation. To receive 'Business Word/Phrase of the Day' by email, just subscribe to our newsletter from the link above. 

TAKE OVER (SOMETHING)  

27 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to take control or possession of something.
Example Sentence: The government decided to take over the bank after it declared bankruptcy.
 

TAKE ON (AN EMPLOYEE)  

26 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to give a job to someone, to hire someone.
Example Sentence: The company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.
 

TAKE MINUTES teɪk mɪnɪts

25 Nov 2020

Phrase

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

TAKE A PAY CUT  

24 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to accept a decrease in one's salary.
Example Sentence: The telephone workers were forced to take a pay cut after the strike.
 

TAKE A NOSEDIVE  

23 Nov 2020

Phrase

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

TAKE (SOMETHING) AT FACE VALUE  

22 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to take something that is said on its surface.
Example Sentence: I took my friend's comments at face value.
 

TABLE A DISCUSSION  

21 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to postpone a discussion until a later time.
Example Sentence: We tabled the discussion about the salary issue until the next meeting.
 

SWEETHEART DEAL switˌhɑrt dil

20 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • a deal made between friends/businesses so that both parties benefit.
Example Sentence: We made a sweetheart deal with our landlord to have our rent reduced.
 

STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT  

19 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to take advantage of an opportunity.
Example Sentence: I decided to strike while the iron was hot and apply for the job as soon as it was advertised.
 

SET UP A MEETING  

18 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to make arrangements for a meeting.
Example Sentence: I am trying to set up a meeting with the manager of our department.
 

SELL OUT sɛl aʊt

17 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to sell all of a product.
Example Sentence: Every year our company is able to sell out most of our summer goods.
 

SELL LIKE HOTCAKES  

16 Nov 2020

Phrase

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

SELL (SOMETHING) AT A LOSS  

15 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to sell something and lose money.
Example Sentence: We were forced to sell the computers at a loss.
 

SECOND A MOTION  

14 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to agree with a proposal.
Example Sentence: I seconded the motion where we decided to start one hour early every morning.
 

SADDLED WITH DEBT  

13 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to be burdened with debt.
Example Sentence: Our company is saddled with debt and must do something about it quickly.
 

Site Feedback

Please click here if you would like to send us your comments on the site.

contact us
Menu