Let's talk business
Now that we have learned how to become rich, let's look at some expressions concerning money and business. (1)
Over the Christmas period, the major stores do a roaring trade in consumer goods. (2)
Despite a general business slump, electrical household goods are selling like hot cakes.(3)
Unfortunately, another booming industry at this time of year is sho-lifting¿
Consumer trends are changing. More and more people are turning away from the High Street (4) and doing their shopping in supermarkets, hypermarkets or huge cash-and-carry warehouses. (5)
How ever did you afford the new car?- The never-never, old man. I didn't have the ready cash so I bought it on HP.(6)
A landscape in oils by Turner went under the hammer in New York last night. It fetched a record price of 30,720,000.(7)
Now is the time to invest in blue chip stock. The market is still bullish but we are promised a bearish trend in the next few days. (8)
That new computer store in Market Street has just moved into new premises. They must be making a bomb!
The saloon model is within your price-range but you'll pay though the nose if you want the sports version.(10)
I got ripped off when I bought my compact disc player. He charged me well over the odds. (11)
Well I wouldn't buy one just now. They cost an arm and a leg(12)
There was a small dent in the casing, so the salesman knocked off 10%.
He's a lousy manager and yet his company's finances seem in good shape.-Yes, he's got an intelligent sleeping partner.(13)
That blender I bought from Marshall's broke down three times in a month. I got a real pig in a poke. (14)
That new bistrot in St. James' Square is fantastic - but don't go there unless you're well-heeled. It costs a mint. (15)
A company director was advised by his bank manager that he had an overdraft of 6.000 pounds and that interest would be 22 % per annum. (16)
The client insited that he should deposit his Rolls Royce as security. He drove it to the bank and left it in the car park.
When he returned to pick up the car a month later, the bank manager asked him why he had insisted on leaving the car as security.
Well I was off on holiday, came the reply, and where else can you get a month's free parking in Central London?
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