A bankable / measurable / calculated risk = A risk that is not taken blindly, as a pure speculation
A gesture of good will = To give something without expecting to receive something else in exchange, at least in the short run = Χειρονομία καλής θέλησης.
A life time opportunity = A rare, unique opportunity = ευκαιρία ζωής
A win-win situation = A situation where all parties involved will benefit Able to work under pressure = The description of the skill of an employee to perform with time constrains or heavy work load or both.
Absolutely / precisely = a word of agreement with the speaker during a conversation
Accomodation = The place to stay (hotel,house etc). See also «To accommodate»
Acknowledgement, to acknowledge = Γνωστοποίηση = Notification that you have received. E.g. We acknowledge with thanks receipt of your letter.
Across the board = Including everything, with no exception
Acting as.(broker, etc) = Written below one’s signature on a letter, it specifies the capacity under which the one signs the letter
Acts of God = Mentioned in the contracts usually to exclude situations like earthquake, flood etc
Adamant = determined to stick to his decision = Aμετάπιστος, αποφασισμένος
Added value = Increased value because of the activity or the elaboration of some body = Προστιθεμένη αξία
Adverse publicity = Defamation = Δυσφήμηση
After all = See “At the end of the day”
Age before brains = A joke said by an elder person to a younger, when the younger person lets him pass first through a door. See also: “Beauty first”.
Aggressive = Very keen to do something
Ailing company / industry = A company/ industry facing severe financial problems
All in all = Concluding = Eν κατακλείδι
All inclusive = The quoted figure includes everything without any extra charges, costs, fees, etc.
All over the place = Everywhere
All the best = The most usual wish = Ευχή, ότι το καλλίτερο
Alternative = (a) adj. Interchangeable (b) n. other, different solution = (α) ως επίθετο: εναλλακτικό (β) ως ουσιαστικό: εναλλακτική λύση (we have three alternatives.)
And so what ? = (Informal) Where is the problem? There is no any problem = Και τι έγινε;
Any budget is better than no budget = It denotes the great importance of the budget in running a company
Appetite = Eagerness, willingness, desire for doing or having something
Around the clock = On a 24 hours basis
As a rule of thumb = As a rough estimation, as a general, but not accurate, rule
As far as I know = To the best of my knowledge
As is, where is (basis) = In shipping, the vessel is being sold in the condition she currently is, with no dry docking inspection, at the place she is berthed
As simple as that = Used to emphasize the simplicity of something
Asset financing = To provide financing to a company based on mortgages or liens on assets belonging to that company. See also «Balance sheet financing» and «Project financing»
Asset Management = The management of the assets, primarily liquid, of an individual (e.g. by the Private Bank) or an organization (e.g. by an Investment Bank)
At an early stage = Before it is late
At arm’s length = Under convenient conditions E.g. The vessel to be valued at arm’s length, for cash, on normal conditions terms, as between a willing seller and a willing buyer.etc
At par, at discount, at premium = The sale price of a security at equal, lower or higher, respectively, level than its face value for various reasons e.g. to reflect the supply / demand levels, to compensate for the interest differentials, etc.
At short notice = To ask somebody to do something in a short time period
At sight = Upon presentation
At the end of the day = Eventually
At the tip of one’s toes = Very willing to satisfy immediately one’s wishes or orders = «τον έχει στην τσίτα»