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English definition of “stock-in-trade”

stock-in-trade

noun [U]
 
 
(also trading stock) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE goods, such as parts, materials, and other assets, that a company or person owns: Land is both stock-in-trade and a financial liability. This list of contacts is your stock-in-trade.
the normal business of a person or company: Stories about scams are the stock-in-trade of political reporters. This company's stock-in-trade is buying houses in poor shape, fixing them up, and reselling them.
someone's usual behaviour or characteristics: His stock-in-trade was a volcanic anger.
(Definition of stock-in-trade from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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