Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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MAKE A GO OF (SOMETHING)  

01 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to produce good results, to succeed at something.
Example Sentence: Although the man works very hard in his small business he cannot make a go of it.
 

MAKE A COLD CALL  

30 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to visit or telephone a potential but unknown customer.
Example Sentence: When he first started to work at his company the salesman was asked to make a cold call.
 

LIQUID ASSETS lɪkwɪd æsɛts

29 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • property or belongings that can easily be converted to cash.
Example Sentence: The company had to sell some of its liquid assets in order to raise cash.
 

LAY (SOMETHING) ON THE TABLE  

28 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to present a matter for discussion.
Example Sentence: I went to the meeting and laid my concerns about the new product on the table.
 

LEAD TIME /lēd tīm/

27 Sep 2020

phrase

  • the time from when an order is sent from a customer to a supplier until the ordered products arrive at the customer
Example Sentences:Our lead time is between 7 and 10 days depending on the customer’s location.
Is there anything you can do to shorten your lead time? We need the delivery within a week.
 

LAND AN ACCOUNT  

26 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to acquire an account.
Example Sentence: The salesman landed a large account on his first day of work.
 

JACK UP THE PRICE OF (SOMETHING)  

25 Sep 2020

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.
 

IN THE WORKS  

24 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to be in preparation, to be in the process of being done.
Example Sentence: The camera company has a new camera in the works but nobody knows about it.
 

IN THE RED  

23 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to be losing money, to be unprofitable.
Example Sentence: The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.
 

IN THE LOOP  

22 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to be involved or to take part in a job.
Example Sentence: I began to work in the evenings and I was no longer in the loop at our company.
 

IN THE BLACK  

21 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to be successful, to be making money, to be profitable.
Example Sentence: The new company has been in the black for many years now.
 

IN BLACK AND WHITE  

20 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • in writing.
Example Sentence: The company refused to deal with the customer's complaints until they were put in black and white.
 

HOLD A MEETING  

19 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to conduct a meeting.
Example Sentence: We plan to hold a meeting next week to discuss the problems with our new product.
 

HEADS WILL ROLL  

18 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • someone will be punished.
Example Sentence: Heads will roll when our boss learns about the money that we have lost.
 

HAVE THE FLOOR  

17 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to have permission to speak in a meeting
Example Sentence: The president had the floor for almost an hour during the meeting.
 
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