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FACE-TO-FACE feɪs tu feɪs

13 Jan 2024

Phrase

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

EXTENSIVE ɪkˈstɛnsɪv

12 Jan 2024

Adjective

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

EXCEED ɪkˈsid

10 Jan 2024

Verb

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

ESSENCE ɛsəns

09 Jan 2024

Noun

  • 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

Noun

  • 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

Noun

  • 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

Phrase

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

ADVENT ædvɛnt

21 Dec 2023

Noun

  • 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

Noun

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

TRADEOFF treɪdˌɔf

18 Dec 2023

Noun

  • 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

Noun

  • 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

Verb

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

SLOWDOWN sloʊˌdaʊn

14 Dec 2023

Noun

  • 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

Phrase

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