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STAKE steɪk

18 Jan 2021

Noun

  • the proportion of a business that a person has invested in.
Example Sentence: He holds a 20% stake in the company.
 

STAGNATE stægneɪ

17 Jan 2021

Verb

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

SLOWDOWN sloʊˌdaʊn

16 Jan 2021

Noun

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

SHORE UP ʃɔr ʌp

15 Jan 2021

Phrasal Verb

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

REVAMP riˈvæmp

12 Jan 2021

Verb

  • to change something in order to make it better and more modern.
Example Sentence: The company plans to revamp all its outlets over the coming year.
 

PARENT COMPANY pɛərənt kʌmpəni

05 Jan 2021

Noun

  • a company that owns control of one or more subsidiary companies.
Example Sentence: It is the parent company of several publishing firms.
 

ON SCHEDULE ɒn skɛdʒul

02 Jan 2021

Noun

  • on time, according to a plan .
Example Sentence: He says that the building project is still on schedule.
 

OBSTACLE ɒbstəkəl

01 Jan 2021

Noun

  • something which makes it difficult to do something or get somewhere.
Example Sentence: Companies say that corruption is still the biggest obstacle in the region.
 

MOGUL moʊgəl

31 Dec 2020

Noun

  • a very wealthy or powerful person in business.
Example Sentence: He is described as the world’s most powerful media mogul.
 

MINUTES mɪnɪts

30 Dec 2020

Noun

  • the official notes taken in a meeting.
Example Sentence: The secretary took the minutes during the meeting.
 

LEVERAGE lɛvərɪdʒ

29 Dec 2020

Noun

  • the power to influence somebody's actions.
Example Sentence: Big companies have a lot of leverage over their business partners.
 

GET INTO DEBT  

24 Dec 2020

Phrase

  • to get into a situation in which you owe people money.
Example Sentence: It's easy to get into debt if you have a credit card.
 

GET DOWN TO BUSINESS  

23 Dec 2020

Phrase

  • start doing the thing that you intend to do.
Example Sentence: Let's get down to business! What is the first item on the agenda?
 

CHANGE HANDS tʃeɪndʒ hænds

15 Dec 2020

Verb

  • to pass to a different owner.
Example Sentence: The company changed hands for $150 million.
 

BRANCH bræntʃ

12 Dec 2020

Noun

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

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