thousands of sb/sth

thousands of sb/sth
thousands of sb/sth INFORMAL
a large number of people or things: »

Thousands of jobs rely on this industry.

»

They spent thousands of dollars trying to fix the problem.

Main Entry: thousand

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • thousands of sth — thousands of sb/sth INFORMAL ► a large number of people or things: »Thousands of jobs rely on this industry. »They spent thousands of dollars trying to fix the problem. Main Entry: ↑thousand …   Financial and business terms

  • thousands of sb — thousands of sb/sth INFORMAL ► a large number of people or things: »Thousands of jobs rely on this industry. »They spent thousands of dollars trying to fix the problem. Main Entry: ↑thousand …   Financial and business terms

  • squeeze sb/sth out — UK US squeeze sb/sth out Phrasal Verb with squeeze({{}}/skwiːz/ verb [T] FINANCE, ECONOMICS ► to make it impossible for a person or company to continue to do business or be successful: »Some investors found themselves squeezed out because their… …   Financial and business terms

  • squeeze sth out — UK US squeeze sb/sth out Phrasal Verb with squeeze({{}}/skwiːz/ verb [T] FINANCE, ECONOMICS ► to make it impossible for a person or company to continue to do business or be successful: »Some investors found themselves squeezed out because their… …   Financial and business terms

  • give sth away — UK US give sth away Phrasal Verb with give({{}}/ɡɪv/ verb [I or T] (past tense gave, past participle given) ► to provide or offer something to someone for free: »We re giving away thousands of free DVDs if you spend over $50! »He gave over half… …   Financial and business terms

  • order sth up — UK US order sth up Phrasal Verb with order({{}}/ˈɔːdər/ verb INFORMAL ► COMMERCE to ask a company, store, manufacturer, etc. to supply goods or services: »Universities have ordered up thousands of copies of the new software …   Financial and business terms

  • run into sth — UK US run into sth Phrasal Verb with run({{}}/rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run) ► to experience problems: »run into trouble/difficulty/problems ► to reach a particular cost or amount, as a total: »The repairs will probably run into thousands of …   Financial and business terms

  • take sth off — UK US take sth off Phrasal Verb with take({{}}/teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken) ► WORKPLACE to have a period of time away from work: »After the business trip she took a few days off. »I am definitely looking forward to taking some time off. ► FINANCE …   Financial and business terms

  • thousand — UK US /ˈθaʊzənd/ noun [C] (plural thousand, or thousands) ► the number 1,000: »They paid three hundred thousand for the house. »Thirty thousand dollars a year doesn t really go very far in the modern world. »Two thousand workers are being made… …   Financial and business terms

  • turn — turn1 W1S1 [tə:n US tə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(your body)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(move around central point)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(attention/thoughts)¦ 7 turn your back (on somebody/something) 8¦(age/time)¦ 9 turn something inside out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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