Business Dictionary :
Award, Away, Awkward and Axe
Award : noun : decision which settles a dispute
• An award by an industrial tribunalAward
• The arbitrator's award was set aside on appeal.
: to decide the amount of money to be given to someone
• To award someone a salary increaseAway
• To award damages
• The judge awarded costs to the defendant.
• To award a contract to someone = to decide that someone will have the contract to do work
: not here or somewhere else
• The managing director is away on business.Awkward
• My secretary is away sick.
• The company is moving away from its down-market image.
: difficult to deal with
• The board is trying to solve the awkward problem of the managing director's son.Axe
• When he asked for the loan the bank started to ask some very awkward questions.
• He is being very awkward about giving us further credit.
• The project got the axe = the project was stopped. Axe
: to cut or to stop
• To axe expenditureFrom Award to HOME PAGE
• Several thousand jobs are to be axed.