The English Corner 8 October 2018

Posted Date : 08-Oct-2018

Economics Terminology  
Comparative advantage - The principle of comparative advantage states that a country will specialize in the production of goods in which it has a lower opportunity cost than other countries. 
Economic growth - An increase in the total output of a nation over time.  Economic growth is usually measured as the annual rate of increase in a nation's real GDP.  

An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away 
If you vote against allowing someone to be a member of an organisation or group, you are blackballing him or her.
Bless your pointy little head
This expression is used as to patronise someone, especially when they don't realise that they're not very clever.
Cut to the chase
If you cut to the chase, you get to the point, or the most interesting or important part of something without delay.
Drawing card
(USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
Donkey work
Donkey work is any hard, boring work or task.

stance - (n.) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
Synonyms: posture, bearing


(Uncontrolled obsession is called mania)
centomania    new things or ideas
doxomania    opinions or praise
eumania    goodness or things good

Buzz Words
Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Infomania : Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.
Ringtone: The sound made by a mobile or cell phone to indicate an incoming call.

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