New words – 28 July 2014

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

standingdesk

standing desknouna desk at which a person stands rather than sits

Kevin Partner reveals a £50 method to make a standing desk

[www.pcpro.co.uk 03 March 2014]

reshoringnounmoving jobs that had previously been done in other countries back to the country where the company is based

Mr Cameron will say that reshoring is a growing trend.

[BBC Radio 4 Today Programme 25 January 2013]

step-inadjectiverefers to a company that provides a temporary service when another supplier has pulled out

As a stopgap to the new procurements NHS England has drafted in ‘step-in’ service providers to run NHS Direct contracts on a temporary basis until 2015.

[BMJ (UK medical journal) 04 January 2014]

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