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In Company Upper Intermediate Unit 10
definitions and example sentences
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calm; not showing excitement or nerves
a ___-___ assessment of the situation
Even the most ___-___ individuals can be thrown into a mild panic at the prospect of organizing a wedding.
śmiertelenie poważny, na życie i śmierć
extremely serious, especially when there is a situation in which people might die
a ___-___-___ decision/struggle
Would you know what to do in real ___-___-___ situations?
w najgorszym razie
involving the worst situation that could happen
In the ___-___ ___ more than ten thousand people might be affected.
zemdleć, stracić przytomność
to become unconscious; faint
a strong low fence or wall at the side of a road or between the two halves of a major road such as a motorway or interstate
ślizgać się, wpaść w poślizg
to slide sideways or forwards in an uncontrolled way
The car ___ on the ice and went straight into the wall.
She could feel they were ___.
The taxi ___ to a halt just in time.
Her foot ___ on the wet floor and she fell heavily.
the act of running or the distance you run, to gain speed before you jump a long distance, throw a ball, etc
The bowler started his ___-___.
take a long ___-___ and jump
not very great; slight
There is still a ___ chance that they will find her alive.
I don't have the ___ idea what you're talking about.
to run faster or further than somebody/something
He couldn't ___ his pursuers.
to go further than the place you intended to stop or turn
The aircraft ___ the runway.
She had ___ by 20 metres.
very small chance
There's an ___ ___ you'll get it to work.
BE IN WITH A CHANCE
(informal) to have the possibility of succeeding or achieving something
'Do you think we'll win?' 'I think we're ___ ___ a ___.'
He's ___ ___ a good ___ of passing the exam.
(informal) to waste an opportunity
She ___ her chances by arriving late for the interview.
You had your chance and you ___ it.
There's a ___ chance that we might win this time.
It's a ___ bet that they won't turn up.
I have a ___ idea of what happened.
NOT HAVE A CAT IN HELL'S CHANCE
nie mieć najmniejszych szans
to have no chance at all
(informal) used to tell somebody what is the best action for them to take to get the result they want
If you want to get around London fast, the Underground is your ___ ___.
to take somebody away illegally, especially using force; kidnap
He had attempted to ___ the two children.
praise or approval because you are responsible for something good that has happened
He's a player who rarely seems to get the ___ he deserves.
I can't take all the ___ for the show's success—it was a team effort.
We did all the work and she gets all the ___!
to not consider somebody for promotion in a job, especially when they deserve it or think that they deserve it
He was ___ ___ in favour of a younger man.
to introduce or start using something gradually in stages over a period of time
The new tax will be ___ ___ over two years.
THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT
piłka jest po twojej stronie
it is your/somebody's responsibility to take action next
They've offered me the job, so the ___'s in my ___ now.
action that workers take, especially stopping work, to protest to their employers about something
___ ___ by train drivers seriously affected rush-hour services.
zaległości (w pracy)
a quantity of work that should have been done already, but has not yet been done
When she eventually returned to work, there was a tremendous ___ of paperwork to catch up on.
___ of orders
chronić, stać na straży
(formal) to protect something/somebody from loss, harm or damage; to keep something/somebody safe
to ___ a person's interests
to ___ jobs
The new card will ___ the company against fraud.
The leaflet explains how to ___ against dangers in the home.
(informal) an important and often unpleasant situation or piece of information
The ___ came when she returned from America.
He always says he'll help but when it comes to the ___ (= when it is time for action) he does nothing.
The ___ is that we can't afford to go abroad this year.
wycofanie ze sprzedaży, odwołanie
an official order or request for somebody/something to return, or for something to be given back
Thomas's ___ to the Welsh team
Hundreds of machines are still in use in spite of a ___ by the manufacturers.
SIT ON THE FENCE
to avoid becoming involved in deciding or influencing something
He tends to ___ on the ___ at meetings.
PUT (YOUR) HEADS TOGETHER
to think about or discuss something as a group; pool ideas
Let's ___ our ___ ___ and see what we can come up with.
We will give this proposal our ___ ___.
KEEP (YOUR) OPTIONS OPEN
to avoid making a decision now so that you still have a choice in the future
At the moment I'm ___ my ___ ___ and applying for as many different jobs as possible.
We have no reliable data so we have to go with the ___ ___.
nielegalne obracanie akcjami z wykorzystaniem informacji poufnych
the crime of buying or selling shares in a company with the help of information known only by those connected with the business, before this information is available to everybody
HOSTILE TAKEOVER BID
oferta wrogiego przejęcia
(business) an offer to buy a company that is not wanted by the company that is to be bought
a body that investigates monopolies
BE ON A ROLL
(informal) to be experiencing a period of success at what you are doing
Don't stop me now—I'm ___ a ___!
hot enough to scald
(figurative) ___ tears poured down her face.
legally responsible for paying the cost of something
You will be ___ for any damage caused.
The court ruled he could not be held personally ___ for his wife's debts.
an amount of money that a court decides should be paid to somebody by the person, company, etc. that has caused them harm or injury
He was ordered to pay ___ totalling £30000.
They intend to sue for ___.
Ann was awarded £6000 (in) ___.
intended as punishment
There are calls for more ___ measures against people who drink and drive.
(North American English) He was awarded ___ damages (= in a court of law).
___ action will be taken against the hooligans.
a quantity of goods that are sent or delivered somewhere
a ___ of medicines
a ___ note (= a document listing goods that have been sent)
(of a person or their behaviour) free from fault and impossible to criticize; blameless
the fact of achieving something that was difficult to do
Getting this contract has been quite a ___ for us.
He pulled off a major diplomatic ___ by winning agreement from all the warring factions on a permanent ceasefire.
the combination of the features of a product, its price, the way it is advertised and where it is sold, each of which a company can adjust to persuade people to buy the product
udział w rynku
the amount that a company sells of its products or services compared with other companies selling the same things
They claim to have a 40% worldwide ___ ___.
Entire chain of distribution intermediaries from the supplier to the consumer
The act of using an established brand name in order to introduce unrelated products, such as a tobacco company that introduces non-tobacco related products in order to circumvent advertising restrictions.
A path through which goods and services flow in one direction (from vendor to the consumer), and the payments generated by them that flow in the opposite direction (from consumer to the vendor).
A company aggressively working to obtain the market share of its competitors. A market challenger is a current non-market leader actively trying to move up within their industry.
A superiority gained by an organization when it can provide the same value as its competitors but at a lower price, or can charge higher prices by providing greater value through differentiation.
A store that sells smaller quantities of products or services to the general public.
szeroki rynek, rynek masowego odbiorcy
(of goods etc.) produced for very large numbers of people
zależność popytu od ceny
The amount by which changes in a product's cost tend to affect consumer demand for that product.
Promotional messages the recipient is not aware of, such as those played at very low volume or flashed on a screen for less than a second.
a situation in which companies or shops/stores keep reducing the prices of their products and services in order to attract customers away from their competitors
All the large supermarket chains are currently locked in a ___ ___.
marketing za przyzwoleniem
Sending of promotional messages (such as direct mail or emails) only upon the permission or request of the recipient.
przewyższać o klasę
to be much better than somebody you are competing against
Kennedy was ___ 0-6 0-6 in the final.
In design and quality of manufacture the cars were totally ___ by their Italian competitors.
to steal money that you are responsible for or that belongs to your employer
He was found guilty of ___ $150000 of public funds.
She was found guilty of ___ment.
Termination of a contract of employment for unfair or inadmissible reasons.
BREACH OF CONTRACT
naruszenie kontraktu, niedotrzymanie umowy
Contracting party's actual failure or refusal to perform (or a clear indication of its intentions to not perform) its obligations under the contract.
START LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
wszcząć postępowanie sądowe
FILE A LAWSUIT
wszcząć proces sądowy
make a claim or complaint against somebody in court
He ___ a ___ against his record company.
zaleta, dobra strona
the more positive aspect of a situation that is generally bad
the disadvantages or less positive aspects of something
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