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"stock-in-trade" in British English

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stock-in-tradenoun [U]

uk   /ˌstɒk.ɪnˈtreɪd/  us   /ˌstɑːk-/
the ​typicalcharacteristics or ​behaviour of someone or something: The ​song was ​perfect for the ​softvocals that are her stock-in-trade. old-fashioned the ​tools and other ​objects that you need for ​yourjob
(Definition of stock-in-trade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stock in trade" in American English

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stock in tradenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈstɑk ɪn ˈtreɪd/
a person's ​typical way of ​behaving, or a ​skill that is ​usual for someone: He ​spoke with the ​humor and warmth that has ​become his stock in trade.
(Definition of stock in trade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stock-in-trade" in Business English

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stock-in-tradenoun [U]

uk   us  
(also trading stock) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE goods, such as ​parts, ​materials, and other ​assets, that a ​company or ​personowns: Land is both stock-in-trade and a ​financialliability. This ​list of ​contacts is your stock-in-trade.
the ​normalbusiness of a ​person or ​company: Stories about ​scams are the stock-in-trade of ​political reporters. This company's stock-in-trade is ​buyinghouses in ​poorshape, ​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)
Translations of “stock-in-trade”
in Chinese (Simplified) 典型特点, 典型行为, 惯用手法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 典型特點, 典型行為, 慣用手法…
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