Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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LINE OF PRODUCTS  

01 Sep 2018

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

31 Aug 2018

Phrase

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

MOVE TO (DO SOMETHING)  

30 Aug 2018

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.
 

MEAN BUSINESS min bɪznɪs

29 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to be serious.
Example Sentence: Our boss means business when he tells everyone to work harder.
 

MAKE MONEY HAND OVER FIST  

28 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to make a lot of money.
Example Sentence: The small ice cream shop has been making money hand over fist since it first opened last year.
 

MAKE AN OFFER  

27 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to make a financial proposal for a product or service.
Example Sentence: We want to buy the house and we plan to make an offer on Saturday.
 

MAKE A MOTION  

26 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • to make a suggestion or proposal at a meeting.
Example Sentence: The manager made a motion to finish the meeting early and continue the next day.
 

MAKE A GO OF (SOMETHING)  

25 Aug 2018

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  

24 Aug 2018

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

23 Aug 2018

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  

22 Aug 2018

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 lid taɪm

21 Aug 2018

Phrase

  • the time available to prepare for an event.
Example Sentence: The lead time to get a book published is very long.
 

LAND AN ACCOUNT  

20 Aug 2018

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)  

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.
 

IN THE WORKS  

18 Aug 2018

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.
 
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