By Sue Robbins
Compatible for intermediate to complex rookies of English, this article presents accomplished insurance of state-of-the-art company vocabulary. it's been illustrated with hundreds of thousands of examples of genuine English from the financial institution of English, to aid scholars write, converse and comprehend English larger. provided in an easy-to-use structure, with definitions at the left-hand pages and similar perform routines at the right-hand pages, including a "Materials financial institution" containing hundreds and hundreds of extra routines, scholars are given the chance to realize a greater realizing of the English language within the box of commercial and trade.
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Max was charged with two counts of assault and battery. ᮀ Dave does not go out at night because he does not want to be a victim of assault and battery. assault the ears [for sound or speech] to be very loud or persistent. ᮀ That loud music assaults the ears! ᮀ I can’t hear with all that talk assaulting my ears. assemble a case (against someone ) Go to build a case (against someone ). assume liability to accept the responsibility for paying a cost. ᮀ Mr. Smith as- sumed liability for his son’s student loans.
Away from one’s desk not available for a telephone conversation; not available to be seen. (Sometimes said by the person who answers a telephone in an office. ) ᮀ I’m sorry, but Ann is away from her desk just now. Can you come back later? ᮀ Tom is away from his desk, but if you leave your number, he will call you right back. awkward as a cow on a crutch Go to (as) awkward as a cow on a crutch. awkward as a cow on roller skates Go to (as) awkward as a cow on roller skates. AWOL Go to absent without leave.
When you watch a clock, time seems to move at a snail’s pace. ᮀ You always eat at a snail’s pace. I’m tired of waiting for you. at a stretch continuously; without stopping. ᮀ We all had to do eight hours of duty at a stretch. ᮀ The baby doesn’t sleep for more than three hours at a stretch. at bay at a distance. ᮀ I have to keep the bill collectors at bay until I get my check. ᮀ The wolves will not remain at bay for very long. at best and at most in the best view; in the most positive judgment; as the best one can say.
Business Vocabulary in Practice (Collins Cobuild) - 1st edition by Sue Robbins