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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Noun1.stock-in-trade - any equipment constantly used as part of a profession or occupation; "friendliness is the salesman's stock in trade"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
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Translations

stock-in-trade

[ˈstɒkɪnˈtreɪd] N (= tools etc) → existencias fpl (fig) → repertorio m
that joke is part of his stock-in-tradees un chiste de su repertorio
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stock-in-trade

[ˌstɒkɪnˈtreɪd] n (goods) → merce f a magazzino; (tools) → strumenti mpl di lavoro (fig) → ferri mpl del mestiere
it's his stock-in-trade → è la sua specialità
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