Definition of Sinking Ship

Something that is a lost cause.

Example: The company is a sinking ship. There is no hope for a turnaround.


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Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "Sinking Ship" is most commonly used.

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"Sinking Ship" is in the top 30% most popular words looked up on this site.

"Sinking Ship" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Sinking Ship" was last updated in 2021.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 10/21/2021

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Sinking Ship." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/599. Accessed 10/21/2021.