Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

factor in

factor in
Meaning(s)
1) include or take account of something when making a calculation or decision
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    • factor in something when making a decision
  • Analysis

    The phrasal verb factor in means to consider particular information or to take something into account when making a decision or calculating something usually, when the information may influence the decision or result.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When I bought the house, I made the mistake of not factoring in how much money I would need to do the necessary repairs.
    2. If you factor in all the money you spend on coffee and eating out, you could save quite a lot in a year.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. When you're making your decision about whether to implement those changes, you need to factor in what kind of impact they will have on the staff. 
    2. Even after we've factored in the money we owe to certain parties, we have made a tidy profit on the deal. 
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