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Business English Conversation 21: Financial Trouble



1. financial trouble: trouble or difficulties with money; money problems
  • I heard that Jane is in financial trouble these days.
  • That company is in financial trouble.
2. to overhear: to hear something from a conversation that one was not involved in
  • I overheard our boss talking on the phone. He said that every employee is going to get a bonus this year.
  • I overheard two men talking in the bathroom. They were talking about stealing money from the company. Should I report it to HR?
3. bankruptcy laws: the rules that people or businesses must follow when they can no longer pay their debts
  • Do you know anything about bankruptcy laws?
  • Our lawyer knows about bankruptcy laws.

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