- bricks and mortar
- An established trading company (office/shop) is referred to as a'brick-and-mortar' business.
'Click companies' refer to internet-based operations.Companies which do both are called 'bricks and clicks'.
Click businesses are usually more flexible than brick-and-mortar operations.
English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.
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bricks-and-mortar — bricksˈ and morˈtar adjective (of a commercial enterprise, etc) not using the Internet to conduct its business • • • Main Entry: ↑brick * * * bricks and mortar UK US adjective only before noun business a bricks and mortar business is a… … Useful english dictionary
bricks and mortar — bricks and mor‧tar [ˌbrɪks ən ˈmɔːtə ǁ ˈmɔːrtər] noun [uncountable] informal PROPERTY buildings such as houses, offices, and factories: • The hospital would cost about £37 million in bricks and mortar and another £10 million for equipment. * * *… … Financial and business terms
bricks-and-mortar — ☆ bricks and mortar [briks′ən môrt′ər] adj. of retail business operations in stores, as distinguished from those strictly using mail or, esp., the Internet: also brick and mortar * * * … Universalium
bricks-and-mortar — ☆ bricks and mortar [briks′ən môrt′ər] adj. of retail business operations in stores, as distinguished from those strictly using mail or, esp., the Internet: also brick and mortar … English World dictionary
bricks and mortar — ► bricks and mortar buildings, especially housing. Main Entry: ↑brick … English terms dictionary
bricks and mortar — noun building material consisting of bricks laid with mortar between them • Hypernyms: ↑building material * * * bricks and mortar Brit : houses and other buildings especially when people consider buying them because of their possible future value … Useful english dictionary
bricks-and-mortar — UK / US adjective [only before noun] business a bricks and mortar business is a traditional business that does not operate on the Internet • See: clicks and mortar … English dictionary
bricks-and-mortar — adj. Bricks and mortar is used with these nouns: ↑retailer … Collocations dictionary
bricks and mortar — UK / US noun [uncountable] a house, flat, or other building considered as property Most of their money is invested in bricks and mortar … English dictionary
bricks-and-mortar — adj. Describes a site that has a physical presence in the real world (as opposed to a virtual presence in the online world). Example Citation: No single company has been able to succeed thus far as an on line threat to brick and mortar shopping… … New words