Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE kæpɪtl ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə

05 Nov 2018

Noun

  • the cost of long-term improvements.
Example Sentence: They do not have enough cashflow to cover their capital expenditure.
 

BRANCH bræntʃ

04 Nov 2018

Noun

  • a local office or shop that is owned by a larger business.
Example Sentence: The bank has five branches in the city.
 

BOOST bust

03 Nov 2018

Verb

  • to give extra energy or increase something, such as sales.
Example Sentence: They're hoping that the new ad campaign will boost sales.
 

BANKRUPT bæŋkrʌp

02 Nov 2018

Noun

  • financially unable to continue business.
Example Sentence: The company went bankrupt due to mismanagement.
 

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

01 Nov 2018

Verb

  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility.
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.
 

WORK OVERTIME wɜrk oʊvərˈtaɪm

31 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to work more than one's regular hours.
Example Sentence: I had to work overtime every Friday last month.
 

WORK OUT A PROBLEM  

30 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to solve a problem, to provide the details of something.
Example Sentence: I spent the weekend trying to work out the budget estimates for next year.
 

WORK OUT wɜrk aʊt

29 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to have a specific result.
Example Sentence: I do not believe that the new plan is going to work out.
 

TURN OVER tɜrn oʊvər

28 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to do business to a certain amount of money/products.
Example Sentence: We turned over most of our stock last month.
 

TURNOVER tɜrnˌoʊvər

27 Oct 2018

Noun

  • the rate at which employees join and leave a company.
Example Sentence: The turnover of workers in the new restaurant business is very high.
 

TURN A PROFIT  

26 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to make a profit.
Example Sentence: The supermarket has been turning a profit since it opened.
 

TIGHT SPOT taɪt spɒt

25 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • a difficult situation.
Example Sentence: The computer company has been in a tight spot since the shortage of computers.
 

THROW MONEY AT (SOMETHING)  

24 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to try to solve a problem by spending money on it.
Example Sentence: The president of our company is willing to throw a lot of money at the problem to solve it.
 

THROW COLD WATER ON (SOMETHING)  

23 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to discourage or forbid something.
Example Sentence: The manager threw cold water on our plan to close the factory for one week.
 

TAKE STOCK teɪk stɒk

22 Oct 2018

Phrase

  • to count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock.
Example Sentences: The department store closes for three days every March in order to take stock.
 
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