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ring-fence something

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(finance) to protect a particular sum of money by putting restrictions on it so that it can only be used for a particular purpos - All employees can access the parts of the Intranet that are not ring-fenced.

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overly

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(before an adjective) too; very - We think you are being overly optimistic.

3
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buoyant

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(of prices, business activity, etc.) tending to increase or stay at a high level, usually showing financial success
- A buoyant economy/market

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rationale (behind/for/of something)

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(formal) the principles or reasons which explain a particular decision, course of action, belief, etc. - What is the rationale behind these new exams?

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(market) tailwinds

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“Strong tailwinds in each of Garden’s key segments should support plan growth from a demand perspective”

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headroom

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“Garden’s share in each is c.1% or less, leaving significant headroom for growth”

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in light of

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Fig. because of certain knowledge now in hand; considering something. (As if knowledge or information shed light on something.)
- In light of what you have told us, I think we must abandon the project. In light of the clerk’s rudeness, we didn’t return to that shop.

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N.B.

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abbreviation for nota bene: used to mark something as particularly important.
- The party is tomorrow at 8.
NB: Dress in formal attire.

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timebox

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Corporate jargon for assigning a deadline to a task, or for completing a task within a specified time frame. Should be used when the words “finish” and “do” provide too much clarity. Invoked primarily by such noted jargonauts as project managers, time management gurus, motivational speakers, process architects, and process weenies.
- “Dammit Bob, you’ve been working on that forever! Timebox it!”

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fruitful

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Producing useful or desired results; productive: a fruitful collaboration; a fruitful suggestion.

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ballpark

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Slang; Being approximately proper in range: gave a ballpark estimate of future unit sales.

12
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cookie-cutter

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Marked by sameness and a lack of originality; mass-produced. Often used to describe suburban housing developments where all of the houses are based on the same blueprints and are differentiated only by their color.
- I wouldn’t live in one of those ugly cookie-cutter houses for a million dollars.

13
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stretching

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however, management?s supply-side assumptions in the plan appear stretching

14
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scoped

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Including how requirements are scoped

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par

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An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.

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poach

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poach (somebody/something) (from somebody/something) to take and use somebody/something that belongs to somebody/something else, especially in a secret, dishonest or unfair way
The company poached the contract from their main rivals.
Several of our employees have been poached by a rival firm.

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lost ground

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“The addressable market in Nordics are growint at c.3-5% pa, within which the business has historiaclly lost groun”

18
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back out

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“Promotion and hire rates backed out from churn modelling in combination with net partner requirement per year for the UK from management plan”

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trawl

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to search through a large amount of information or a large number of people, places, etc. looking for a particular thing or person
“Linkedin trawl”

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compelling

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“Historically, they have succesfully recruited from this pool & can propose a compelling offer”

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keep abreast of something

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to make sure that you know all the most recent facts about a subject
“I like to keep abreast of current affairs.”

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awry

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if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned
“All my plans for the party had gone awry.”

23
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rebuttal

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the act of saying or proving that a statement or criticism is false
synonym: refutation
The accusations met with a firm rebuttal.

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moot

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(North American English) unlikely to happen and therefore not worth considering
He argued that the issue had become moot since the board had changed its policy.

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mar something

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to damage or spoil something good
synonym blight, ruin
The game was marred by the behaviour of drunken fans.

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unrest

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a political situation in which people are angry and likely to protest or fight
industrial/civil/social/political/popular unrest
There is growing unrest in the south of the country

27
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brawl

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a noisy and violent fight involving a group of people, usually in a public place

28
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affray

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a fight or violent behaviour in a public place

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pledge

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a serious promise

synonym commitment

30
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wrongdoing

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illegal or dishonest behaviour

synonym crime, offence

31
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to board up

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to cover a window, door, etc. with wooden boards

32
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crackdown (on somebody/something)

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severe action taken to restrict the activities of criminals or of people opposed to the government or somebody in authority