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CIRCULATE THE AGENDA  

05 Dec 2022

Phrase

  • to distribute a list or other information about work.
Example Sentence: We circulated the agenda for the meeting one week before the meeting.
 

CARRY A MOTION  

04 Dec 2022

Phrase

  • to support or win acceptance for a motion/proposal.
Example Sentence: I was able to carry a motion to cancel the activities for next week.
 

BY A LONG SHOT  

02 Dec 2022

Phrase

  • by a big difference.
Example Sentence: The soap company beat out the bids of the other companies by a long shot.
 

TO BUY A STAKE IN (SOMETHING)  

30 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • to buy part ownership of a company or other enterprise.
Example Sentence: The large bank is planning to buy a stake in the small stock trading company.
 

BUY (SOMETHING) ON CREDIT  

29 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • to buy something without paying cash.
Example Sentence: My friend had no money so he decided to buy some furniture on credit.
 

BOYS IN THE BACKROOM  

27 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • a group of men making decisions behind the scenes.
Example Sentence: The boys in the backroom told us that the factory will close next year.
 

BIGWIG bɪgˌwɪg

23 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • an important person, a leader
Example Sentence: Some of the bigwigs of our company came to visit our factory.
 

BIG CHEESE bɪg tʃiz

22 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • an important person, a leader.
Example Sentence: The new director was a big cheese in his previous company but he is not so important now.
 

BANG FOR THE BUCK  

18 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • value for the money spent.
Example Sentence: We were able to get much bang for our buck when we advertised on the Internet.
 

AT A LOSS  

17 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • At less than the cost, at a financial loss.
Example Sentence: Everything was on sale but at a loss so the prices were very low.
 

AJOURN A MEETING  

16 Nov 2022

Phrase

  • to end a meeting.
Example Sentence: We adjourned the meeting until the next day.
 

SET-TO sɛtˌtu

15 Nov 2022

Noun

  • a sharp, usually brief argument or fight.
Example Sentence: The employees won several victories in November's set-to over overtime and perks.
 

GREEN SHOOTS grin ʃuts

07 Nov 2022

Noun

  • signs of recovery in times of an economic crisis or downturn.
Example Sentence: Today our chief economic correspondent will look at whether there are green shoots in the house building market this spring.
 

AXE æksɪz

04 Nov 2022

Verb

  • to suddenly reduce or stop providing something.
Example Sentence: The product was axed a mere five weeks after it was launched.
 

ASSIGN əˈsaɪn

01 Nov 2022

Verb

  • to give a particular job or task to somebody.
Example Sentence: The job of finding more seats for the event was assigned to Paul.
 
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