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English definition of “stock-in-trade”

stock-in-trade

noun [U]     /ˌstɒk.ɪnˈtreɪd/ US  /ˌstɑːk-/
the typical characteristics or behaviour of someone or something: The song was perfect for the soft vocals that are her stock-in-trade.Conditions and characteristics old-fashioned the tools and other objects that you need for your job Things needed for a task
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