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FACE-TO-FACE feɪs tu feɪs

13 Jan 2024


  • in the same place, especially of meetings.
Example Sentence: We had our first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday.

EXTENSIVE ɪkˈstɛnsɪv

12 Jan 2024


  • covering a large area or range.
Example Sentence: They carried out extensive market research before the launch.

EXCEED ɪkˈsid

10 Jan 2024


  • to go beyond a certain number or point.
Example Sentence: Costs will exceed last year's projections if we do not act soon.


09 Jan 2024


  • the most important part of an idea, a system etc.
Example Sentence: The essence of her message was that costs must be reduced.

COPYCAT kɒpiˌkæt

03 Jan 2024


  • something which is an intentional imitation/copy of something else.
Example Sentence: Following their success, there are many more copycats appearing.

CONCESSION kənˈsɛʃən

02 Jan 2024


  • the act of accepting less than you originally wanted.
Example Sentence: They made a concession by dropping the price.

COMPLY WITH kəmˈplaɪ wɪθ

01 Jan 2024

Phrasal Verb

  • to follow or behave in line with an official rule.
Example Sentence: Does this product comply with our national safety standards?

CEMENT RELATIONS sɪˈmɛnt rɪˈleɪʃəns

29 Dec 2023


  • to make a relationship stronger.
Example Sentence: The week long team building really cemented relations in the group.

ADVENT ædvɛnt

21 Dec 2023


  • the arrival of something that has been waited for a long time.
Example Sentence: The advent of affordable electric vehicles will help the environment.

TURNAROUND tɜrnəˌraʊnd

19 Dec 2023


  • an improvement following poor performance.
Example Sentence: The impressive sales figures are a dramatic turnaround for the company.

TRADEOFF treɪdˌɔf

18 Dec 2023


  • a situation in which you accept something bad in exchange for something good.
Example Sentence: They may be willing to accept the tradeoff of a higher price for time saved.

STICKING POINT stɪkɪn pɔɪnt

16 Dec 2023


  • a point in a negotiation where progress cannot be made.
Example Sentence: A key sticking point in the negotiations was the issue of salaries.

STAGNATE stægneɪt

15 Dec 2023


  • to not grow or develop.
Example Sentence: Property sales in villages near the factory have stagnated.

SLOWDOWN sloʊˌdaʊn

14 Dec 2023


  • when something becomes less active and less is produced.
Example Sentence: They forecast a slowdown in UK economic growth.

SHORE UP ʃɔr ʌp

13 Dec 2023


  • to make a system or organisation stronger and less likely to fail.
Example Sentence: The president has promised to shore up the economy.