Definition of stock-in-trade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌstäk ən ˈtrād/


1The typical subject or commodity a person, company, or profession uses or deals in: information is our stock-in-trade
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  • The insurance was against risks including burglary and theft, and the subject matter of the insurance was his stock-in-trade as a manufacturing furrier.
  • Take his other big stock-in-trade, photographic collages, of which there are several on the walls.
  • He used this professional leeway to venture away from his stock-in-trade gospel/soul sound into balladry and country music, meeting with a good deal of success.
1.1Qualities, ideas, or behavior characteristic of a person or their work: flippancy is his stock-in-trade
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  • A large part of his stock-in-trade consists of holding fantastic theories up to a light and debunking them.
  • We must first dismiss (with regrets) the conceptual equipment and interpretations that had been our stock-in-trade throughout the decades in which we relied upon the community study.
  • When confronted with a few probing questions, he treats the journalist as an outright political opponent, resorting immediately to his stock-in-trade - provocative red-baiting.
1.2The goods kept on hand by a business for the purposes of its trade.
Example sentences
  • Banks sometimes use pledge in financing dealers' stock-in-trade and international trade.
  • Quite regardless of whether credit is extended to the customer to finance the acquisition of plant, of equipment, or of stock-in-trade, the customer requires the custody or use of the items involved.
  • Assets such as stock-in-trade or plant and machinery can be passed by delivery. This means that this property can be transferred without triggering a stamp duty liability.

Words that rhyme with stock-in-trade

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