Definition of 'like-for-like'
Example sentences containing 'like-for-like'
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This makes it difficult for a borrower to compare on a like-for-like basis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The grocer said that like-for-like sales had been positive for four quarters in a row. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recent volumes had been up by 9 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said the decline in like-for-like sales was primarily a result of the wider economic environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The government had said there would be like-for-like replacements. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would be equally difficult to find a like-for-like replacement for him. The Sun (2015)Independent insurers offer overseas cover but may not provide like-for-like replacements. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Another is gaining like-for-like sales through those existing outlets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Those figures showed global like-for-like sales ahead by only 5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The like-for-like figure was an increase of 5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It does not provide like-for-like sales figures, as others do. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They also agree on the like-for-like replacement of Trident. The Sun (2010)Some officers are happy with like-for-like replacements; others will insist that you reuse the old glass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But shouldn't they offer a like-for-like replacement? The Sun (2012)Sales for the year edged 0.2 per cent higher on a like-for-like basis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Previously, the group has been able to protect its margins by offsetting rising costs with like-for-like sales growth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last month the group said that like-for-like sales growth had slowed to 3.1 per cent in the second quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The like-for-like decline was 9%. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Conservatives want a like-for-like replacement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A 9 per cent slide in like-for-like sales in the final quarter is bad enough. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The company was not able to give specific sales figures for its UK outlets but confirmed that like-for-like sales had declined. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A decline in like-for-like retail sales in the final quarter was not critical because that period represented only 10 per cent of total sales. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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