sales slip


: a receipt for a purchase

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But since then, the shopping center — like many other regional malls — has lost department stores and has seen sales slip with the growth of online retailing. Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2022 Sales forecasts for Western Europe are being shaved rather than slashed, with investment bank UBS forecasting a 1.4% fall this year to 12.3 million cars and SUVs, while next year should remove another 2.6% as sales slip to 12.0 million. Neil Winton, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Other hardware and smartphone companies have seen sales slip this year as consumers reduce spending in the face of high inflation and other economic challenges. Talal Ansari, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 But while alcohol sales slip, sales of their alcohol-free counterparts are soaring. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 5 June 2022 Jake France, owner of men’s boutique Boys Fort, had already begun to see sales slip at his downtown store before March, but business plummeted after the start of the pandemic as foot traffic in downtown Portland disappeared. oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2020 Global vehicle sales slipped nearly 42% last month. Time, 28 May 2020 Precision Castparts watched its sales slip in the first quarter across all of its major markets, Berkshire said Saturday in its earnings report. Dallas News, 4 May 2020 Even with global smartphone sales slipping, Qualcomm has expanded from selling modems and processors in phones to other parts, including the antennas and power modulators. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sales slip was in 1926

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“Sales slip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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