Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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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.
 

TO HAVE A STAKE IN (SOMETHING)  

16 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to have part ownership of a company or other business.
Example Sentence: The large oil company has a stake in the new oil exploration company.
 

GO PUBLIC goʊ pʌblɪk

15 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to become a public company and to sell the company.
Example Sentence: The stock of the Internet company rose very quickly after the company went public.
 

GO OVER THE BOOKS  

14 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to check and analyze the accounting records of a company.
Example Sentence: We hired an outside accountant to go over our books.
 

GO BELLY UP  

13 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to go out of business because of financial problem.
Example Sentence: The small computer company went belly up several months ago.
 

GET A BREAK  

12 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to get an opportunity or good deal.
Example Sentence: We were able to get a break on the price of the paint and we saved a lot of money.
 

FLOAT (SOMEONE) A LOAN  

11 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to loan someone money.
Example Sentence: I asked the bank to float me a loan so that I could buy a new car.
 

FIT THE BILL  

10 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to be just what is needed.
Example Sentence: The new machine should fit the bill for what we need to finish the job.
 

FIGURE OUT (SOMETHING) fɪgər aʊt

09 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • to find an answer by thinking about something.
Example Sentence: Everyone is trying to figure out what our boss is going to do with the new product.
 

FAIR PLAY fɛər pleɪ

08 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • justice, equal and correct action toward someone.
Example Sentence: The company has a reputation for fair play when they are bargaining with their competitors.
 

FACE VALUE (OF SOMETHING)  

07 Sep 2020

Phrase

  • the official value or worth of something
Example Sentence: Although the face value of the postage stamp was very low it sold at the auction for $1,000.
 

A NUMBER CRUNCHER  

06 Sep 2020

Noun

  • an accountant, someone who works with numbers.
Example Sentence: Our president is a good number cruncher and he understands the finances of the company.
 

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