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What is a 'lump sum'?



 
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What is a 'lump sum'? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 16:14 pm   What is a 'lump sum'?
 

Test No. incompl/advan-11 "Finance", question 4

When you retire, you should get a pension and a ......... sum from your employers.

(a) lump
(b) block
(c) pile
(d) heap

Test No. incompl/advan-11 "Finance", answer 4

When you retire, you should get a pension and a lump sum from your employers.

Correct answer: (a) lump

Your answer was: incorrect
When you retire, you should get a pension and a heap sum from your employers.
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Lump sum #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 22:21 pm   Lump sum
 

A lump sum is a fixed expression, it means a total sum or an inclusive total.

A heap of is an informal expression for a lot of.

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What is a 'lump sum'? #3 (permalink) Mon Apr 12, 2010 0:44 am   What is a 'lump sum'?
 

Besides, lump sum payed only once (synonyms are one-time fee, one-off payment & immediate compensation)
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What is a 'lump sum'? #4 (permalink) Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:38 am   What is a 'lump sum'?
 

lump sum (n)

1.A single sum of money that serves as complete payment, at one time and not on separate occasions.
2. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) a relatively large sum of money, paid at one time, esp in cash.

lump sum (adj)

lump sum payment
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