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If you've been a long-time reader of @Work, you've probably noticed that business idioms have accounted for a large chunk of our time with you these past five years. Rest assured, however, there are plenty more where those came from - including the five beauties we've got for you this week! Enjoy!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • The face value of a coin, stamp, ticket, etc., is the price printed on it.

    The face value of a stock is the original price of the stock as shown on the certificate.

    The face value of a bond is the amount the owner is to be paid when the bond matures.
  • 貨幣、切手、チケットなどについて face value を使った場合、それらに標記されている金額のことを言います。

    株について face value を使った場合、証券に示されている株の元値のことを言います。

    債券について face value を使った場合、債券の満期時に所有者に支払われる金額のことを言います。



  1. Most of the stamps in my collection are worth a lot more than their face value.
  2. There were a number of scalpers outside the stadium selling tickets at two or three times their face value.
  3. Because of the stock split, shareholders found themselves owning twice as many shares at half their original face value.
  4. The bankrupt company was able to pay bondholders 70% of face value. Most of those who owned stock in the company, however, were not so lucky.

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