23 Aug 2019


  • 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

17 Aug 2019


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

CONCESSION kənˈsɛʃən

16 Aug 2019


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

COMPLY WITH kəmˈplaɪ wɪθ

15 Aug 2019

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

12 Aug 2019


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

ADVENT ædvɛnt

04 Aug 2019


  • 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

02 Aug 2019


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

TRADEOFF treɪdˌɔf

01 Aug 2019


  • 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

30 Jul 2019


  • 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

29 Jul 2019


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

SLOWDOWN sloʊˌdaʊn

28 Jul 2019


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

SHORE UP ʃɔr ʌp

27 Jul 2019


  • 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

24 Jul 2019


  • 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.

RESTRUCTURE riˈstrʌktʃər

23 Jul 2019


  • to make changes to the organisation of a company.
Example Sentence: The new owner plans to restructure the failing car maker.

OUTLOOK aʊtˌlʊk

18 Jul 2019


  • how the future looks based on current predictions.
Example Sentence: The outlook for small firms has worsened in recent months.