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"stock-in-trade" in British English

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stock-in-tradenoun [U]

uk   /ˌstɒk.ɪnˈtreɪd/ us   /ˌstɑːk.ɪnˈtreɪd/
the typical characteristics or behaviour of someone or something: The song was perfect for the soft vocals that are her stock-in-trade.
old-fashioned the tools and other objects that you need for your job
(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 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)
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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“stock-in-trade” in Business English

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