stock-in-trade


stock–in–trade

noun \ˌstäk-ən-ˈtrād, ˈstäk-ən-ˌ\

: something that someone or something does or makes very well and often

Full Definition of STOCK-IN-TRADE

1
:  the equipment, merchandise, or materials necessary to or used in a trade or business
2
:  something that resembles the standard equipment of a tradesman or business <humor was her stock–in–trade as a writer>

First Known Use of STOCK-IN-TRADE

1721

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