stock in trade


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stock-in-trade

also stock in trade (stŏk′ĭn-trād′, stŏk′ĭn-trād′)
n.
1. All the merchandise and equipment kept on hand and used in carrying on a business.
2. The resources available to and habitually called on by a person in a given situation: A ready wit is her stock-in-trade.
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stock in trade

or

stock-in-trade

n
1. (Commerce) goods in stock necessary for carrying on a business
2. (Commerce) anything constantly used by a person as a part of his or her profession, occupation, or trade: friendliness is the salesman's stock in trade.
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stock′ in trade′

or stock′-in-trade′,


n.
1. the goods or equipment needed for carrying on a business.
2. resources or abilities peculiar to an individual or group.
[1660–70]
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Translations

stock in trade

n (= tools, materials, also fig) → Handwerkszeug nt; that joke is part of his stock in tradeden Witz hat er ständig auf Lager
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