(to) keep (someone) in the loop
be in the loop

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to be one of a group of people who have particular knowledge, make important decisions, or deal with important situations

1. I need you to keep me in the loop during your discussions with the client next week.
2. I asked our lawyer to keep me in the loop as he works through the process.
3. You can tell she's in the loop. She always knows about policy decisions before the rest of us.
4. Please keep Sarah in the loop so she can continue to advise us on the legal ramifications.
to not be one of a group of people who have particular knowledge, make important decisions, or deal with important situations

1. I'm afraid I have been out of the loop on this project. Can you bring me up to speed?
2. A group of senior staff at the plant has just told her they are as much out of the loop as the workers.
2. I've been out of the loop. I didn't realize Susan and Bob resigned.
4. I don't know what's going on with the Jones deal since I haven't been in the loop.
to believe that something, usually something may be true or may have happened.

1. We had no reason to suspect that he was thinking of leaving the company.
2. I suspect that the new client will be difficult to work with.
3. Our IT department suspected that the data breach happened last Tuesday.
4. I suspect we will have difficulty finding a qualified job candidate for this position.
a situation in which something is not easy to find or get

1. There is a scarcity of skilled workers in the building sector.
2. A scarcity of product will result in it becoming more expensive.
3. Scarcity of new ideas will be a detriment to every company.
4. The scarcity of quality water is a global issue.
to have a strong wish or hope to do or have something

1. Few people who aspire to be rich, ever achieve true wealth.
2. As a child, he aspired to be a great businessman.
3. The majority of people don't aspire to greatness - they just want to be normal.
4. This year, the new company aspires to break even.
a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation.

1. Most of these master vocabulary words have different connotations.
2. Many words and phrases can have. positive connotation or a negative connotation.
3. Using a word with a negative connotation causes one's writing to sound opinionated.
4. Understanding the nuances of connotations of different phrases will help one become fluent.
the particular way something works or happens.

1. He knows a lot about the mechanics of running a company.
2. I'm not interested in the mechanics of the advertising campaign.
3. The mechanics of this approach are not given in any detail.
4. Unfortunately, the employees were not clearly informed about the mechanics of the new campaign.
to represent or show something in a picture or story

1. People were shocked by the advertisement which depicted an image that doesn't represent the company's core values
2. The company overview clearly depicts the success it has experienced.
3. Page 8 of the report depicts the issues we need to be aware of in the future.
4. Figure 1 in my presentation depicts the growth of our profit margin over the past 10 years.
something or someone to suddenly be unable to continue or work correctly:

1. Lots of people lost their jobs when the property market collapsed.
2. Talks between management and unions have collapsed.
3. Share prices collapsed after news of poor financial results.
4. A poor economy has caused the collapse of thousands of small businesses.
likely to get worse

1. Many borrowers now find themselves caught in a precarious financial position.
2. Employment is precarious and unstable, offering few possibilities for expansion.
3. The framework provides a much fuller picture of why some groups of older people are in a more precarious economic situation than others.
4. As sales of our core product flatten, the future profitability of this product line may become precarious.
cognizant adjunderstanding or realizing something. 1. We should be cognizant of the fact that every customer complaint is not a justified complaint. 2. The IT department was not cognizant of the intended consequences from the software change. 3. A good salesperson is cognizant of the problems she can solve for her customer 4. Private investors are not always fully cognizant of all the risks of their investments.underrated adjbetter or more important than most people believe 1. In my opinion, their product is underrated and is superior to the other similarly priced products on the market. 2. The finance team's contribution to the success of the project was significantly underrated. 3. This is an innovative, underrated technology that should be sustainable for years. 4. She is underrated as a CEO.veto noun/verbto refuse to allow something to be done 1. The contract stipulates that the partner company can veto any transaction that results in a change of ownership of the other partner company. 2. The president of the country has the power of veto over any bill that comes across his desk. 3. My supervisor put a veto on using cellphones for personal use for more than 15 minutes each day at work. 4. The company president vetoed the idea of daily free lunch at the office.relatively adverbin comparison with other similar things or with what you expect 1. There was relatively little engagement with the audience during his speech. 2. He's a relatively good team player. 3. Interest rates are expected to remain relatively low. 4. Mobile phone calls are relatively cheap, with a mix of monthly packages and data services.relatively speaking phraseused to say that someone's opinion or description of something is true when it is compared to other things of a similar type 1. The payout was, relatively speaking, a cheap solution. 2. Relatively speaking, the job is well paid. 3. The procedure was quick, relatively speaking. 4. The marketing campaign was, relatively speaking, a disaster.lucrative adjearning or producing a lot of money. 1. The merger proved to be very lucrative for both companies. 2. The owner offered the sales manager a lucrative contract. 3. He gave up a lucrative career as a lawyer to look after his kids. 4. Her business is highly lucrative.pre-existing adjexisting before something else. 1. These contracts were pre-existing before the new owners purchased the company 2. It is assumed that the company understands these pre-existing conditions stipulated in the contract. 3. The auditors will discuss pre-existing loans, liabilities, and pro-forma cash flow statements. 4. Many health insurance plans in the US will not cover treatment for any pre-existing conditions that are already in your health record.complexity nounthe state of having many parts and being difficult to understand or find an answer to 1. Our company has to deal with a problem of great complexity. 2. There are a lot of complexities surrounding this issue. 3. The complexities are undoubtedly greater in other firms. 4. When taking into consideration the large number of employees affected by this issue, these complexities are multiplied.extrapolate verbto guess or think about what might happen using information that is already known 1. You can't really extrapolate a trend from such a small sample of data. 2. Speaking about market development, she said that time periods of 15 and even 30 months are too brief to extrapolate changes in clients' habits. 3. Economists tend to predict the future by extrapolating from the past. 4. It was difficult to extrapolate information from studies and apply it to this specific circumstance.volatile adjlikely to change often or suddenly and unexpectedly 1. Food and fuel prices are very volatile in times of world conflict. 2. The situation was made more volatile by the fact that people had lost significant money on this investment. 3. The Japanese economy was much more volatile than other countries during the period of the study. 4. He has had an interesting and volatile career.volatility nounthe quality or state of being likely to change suddenly, especially by becoming worse 1. Stockbrokers have difficulty predicting the volatility of the economic situation, but they keep trying. 2. You don't have to worry about volatility in the economy, as you know it will happen constantly. 3. The currency volatility has not been positive lately. 4. There are many stories about his volatility and an enormous temper.