Expressions for describing trends
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Meaning: to make a business bigger by increasing sales, employing more people, etc.
Example: If the government doesn’t grow the economy fast enough, our living standards will suffer.
Meaning: a rise in the amount or size of something.
Example: The paper company has increased its sales by 15%.
Meaning: to become larger in amount or size.
Example: The boss came up with an idea in order to improve our profits.
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To become more widespread
Meaning: existing or happening in many places and/or among many people.
Example: The use of protective masks became more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meaning: to increase in number, amount, or value
Example: Taxes have been constantly rising since November.
To get richer
Meaning: to increase your amount of money or valuable possessions.
Example: Due to the concentration of wealth, the rich have been getting richer.
Meaning: to become smaller.
Example: The market for film cameras has been shrinking steadily over the past 15 years.
Meaning: to become less, or to make something become less.
Example: The price of oil went up due to the decrease in OPEC output.
To get worse
Meaning: : more unpleasant, difficult, or severe than before.
Example: Many governments have seen their balance sheets getting worse in recent years.
To become less common
Meaning: not in general use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable.
Example: DVDs have become less common due to the proliferation of streaming services.
Meaning: to become lower in value, amount, or level
Example: On Black Friday, items tend to fall in price.
To get poorer
Meaning: to decrease your amount of money or valuable possessions.
Example: Many middle class families got poorer as a result of the recession.
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