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Archive for January, 2007

Underwater

Posted by englishlessons on January 25, 2007

Definition:

The current value is less than the original value

Examples:

That stock is underwater now, so he can’t sell it or he’ll lose lots of money on his original investment.

An underwater option would be worthless if it expired today.

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Push the Envelope

Posted by englishlessons on January 2, 2007

Definition: Go beyond what is usual or standard; innovate

Examples:

That company is always trying to push the envelope and create something better.

Test pilots are trained to push the evelope and exceed the current speed records.

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