February 2021

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To trade: to exchange (an item); to do business (with a country).

Trade: commerce; a profession or sector.
Ex: Drug trade? No, I work in the hug trade.

A (fair) trade: an equitable exchange.

Trades in the news

This month, the World Trade Organization appointed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General, the first African to lead the organization.

Her new job is to save world trade, and she wouldn't trade it for the world.

Trading expressions

Trade War: "Tariffs! China! Walls!" (recent US trade policy).

A trade-off: A compromise. A minor trade-off to confinement is the total lack of freedom.

Trading Places: Would you trade places with Dr. Okonjo-Iweala? All you have to do is save global commerce during a pandemic. You do get a company car.

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