Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) person entrusted to keep a key to a commercial or industrial premises
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    • keyholder for the store/office/premises
  • Analysis
    A keyholder is someone who officially has access to a building or premises outside of ordinary hours. The keyholder may be responsible for opening the premises for others or for locking up in the evening. Often keyholders of a building are restricted and recorded for safety and security reasons.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The keyholder had to open the office in the middle of the night to switch off a faulty fire alarm.
    2. The last person to leave the premises in the evening is always one of the keyholders.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. My wife is a designated keyholder for the store she works in. It's a lot of responsibility.
    2. We have a limited number of keyholders and a card access system to restrict entry to the building.
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