stock-in-trade


stock-in-trade
,stock-in-`trade noun uncount
something that someone very often says or does, especially as part of their job

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • stock-in-trade — ˌstock in ˈtrade noun [uncountable] 1. also trading stock ACCOUNTING all the goods that a company has to sell, as well as the raw materials that it uses to produce these: • When you start up a business, you need sufficient funds to purchase your… …   Financial and business terms

  • stock in trade — stock in trade: the equipment, merchandise, or materials necessary to or used in a trade or business Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. stock in trade I …   Law dictionary

  • Stock in trade — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Cf. {Stokker}, {Stucco}, and {Tuck} a rapier.] 1. The stem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stock-in-trade — also stock in trade (stŏk ĭn trādʹ, stŏkʹĭn trād ) n. 1. All the merchandise and equipment kept on hand and used in carrying on a business. 2. The resources available to and habitually called on by a person in a given situation: A ready wit is… …   Universalium

  • stock-in-trade — n [U] 1.) something that is typical of a particular person or thing, especially what they say or do ▪ Stewart s stock in trade was the face to face interview. 2.) literary the things you need to do your job ▪ Vanessa s looks have been her stock… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stock in trade — stock′ in trade′ or stock′ in trade′ n. 1) bus the goods or equipment needed for carrying on a business 2) resources or abilities peculiar to an individual or group • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • stock of trade — see stock in trade …   Useful english dictionary

  • stock in trade — n. 1. goods kept available for sale at a store or shop 2. tools, materials, etc. used in carrying on a trade or a business 3. any resources, practices, or devices characteristically employed by a given person or group …   English World dictionary

  • stock-in-trade — ► NOUN ▪ the typical subject or commodity a person, company, or profession uses or deals in …   English terms dictionary

  • Stock in Trade — Infobox Company company name = Stock in Trade Ltd foundation = 1990 location = London, England industry = Business Services products = Office IT supplies slogan = Mange > Control > Save . homepage = [http://www.stock in trade.co.uk/ www.stock in… …   Wikipedia


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