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stock-in-trade

noun
     
stock-in-trade [uncountable]
1 something that is typical of a particular person or thing, especially what they say or do:
Stewart's stock-in-trade was the face-to-face interview.
2 literary the things you need to do your job:
Vanessa's looks have been her stock-in-trade as an actress.

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