Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

expendable

expendable
Meaning(s)
1) of relatively little significance, likely to be abandoned or destroyed
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • the employee/business/department is expendable
  • Analysis
    'Expendable' is an adjective used to describe something that is not very significant and therefore disposable, easily replaced or possible to destroy. "The reality is in today's workforce everybody is expendable." "Expendable plastics are destroying our environment." This is an adjective you are more likely to hear used in formal situations.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When Mark was told his job was expendable he contacted a recruiter to begin looking for another role.
    2. The soldiers felt like they were expendable, and that no one cared whether they lived or died.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The first step to decluttering your home is to simply look around and decide what is expendable.
    2. Horses that are no longer useful for racing or breeding are treated as expendable and usually, put down.
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