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draw on PHRASAL VERB
If you draw on or draw upon something such as your skill or experience,
you make use of it in order to do something.
He drew on his experience as a yachtsman to make a documentary programme.
Whither the Retail Business (3)
whereby adverb, conjunction
UK /weəˈbaɪ/ US /werˈbaɪ/
by which way or method:
They've set up a plan whereby you can spread the cost
over a two-year period.
We need to devise some sort of system whereby people can
liaise with each other.
liaise verb [I]
UK /liˈeɪz/ US /liˈeɪz/
to be the link between two or more people, organizations, etc.:
Her department liaises between the development team and the regional
UK /əˈlɑː.mɪŋ/ US /əˈlɑːr.mɪŋ/
causing worry or fear:
There has been an alarming rise in the rate of inflation.
brick-and-mortar adjective [only before noun]
UK /ˌbrɪk.ənˈmɔː.tər/ US /ˌbrɪk.ənˈmɔːr.tɚ/
existing as a physical building, especially a shop, rather than doing
business only on the internet:
a brick-and-mortar retailer
Retail apocalypse is a controversial term used by the media to describe
the ways a shift in consumer spending patterns may be impacting the
traditional brick-and-mortar retail store business model. The number of
struggling and bankrupt retailers in the United States that have been
affected by these changes, including Toys R Us, Macy's and Sears, has
prompted predictions of the demise of in-store shopping and the
contentious label "apocalypse," which connotes widespread disaster
UK /spraʊt/ US /spraʊt/
[ I ] informal (also sprout up)
If a large number of things sprout (up), they suddenly appear or
begin to exist:
New factories have sprouted up everywhere.
move away from (something)
To shift one's ideas, beliefs, or ideologies, especially if they were
particularly rigid or inflexible.
After I had kids and started having to pay all sorts of bills,
I eventually moved away from the more careless attitudes of my youth.
mojo noun [U] informal
UK /ˈməʊ.dʒəʊ/ US /ˈmoʊ.dʒoʊ/
a quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful
and full of energy:
He's definitely lost his mojo.
He needs to get his mojo working if he's going to win the election.
I don't think that we should be in a hurry.