One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Cleverly or judiciously positioned or deployed.‘I obtained the information through well-placed questions’
- ‘He was a successful farmer and businessman, well placed to take advantage of developments in agriculture.’
- ‘I thought for a moment, thrown off course by Mally's well-placed question, one I hadn't addressed before now.’
- ‘That way we will be well placed to take full advantage of the eventual economic upswing.’
- ‘The boom in online recruitment is something the company is also well placed to take advantage of.’
- ‘Indeed, a subtle, well-placed question may be the most effective tactic you have.’
- 1.1 Having a fortunate or advantageous position.‘the country is well placed to take advantage of the singles market’
- ‘‘I would be very disappointed if this election turned out to be rigged,’ one well-placed politician said.’
- ‘He grew up largely without a permanent home because his family relied on the generosity of well-placed friends and relatives in various European countries.’
- ‘One well-placed insider said: ‘The only conclusion you can reach is that there is more to this than has so far met the eye.’’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.