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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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I had great ideas of a waxed box so I took the upholstery off - it was a horrible pink satin and dog-eared and moth-eaten around the edges.
Library of Congress, which normally treats earth sciences poorly, saw fit to catalogue the Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry under one number, because not only is that distinctive row of small, white dog-eared paperbacks a point of visual geographic reference, but also a rich source of easy-to-find information on a sweeping array of mineralogical topics.
He said that when arriving at Birmingham Airport there is hardly any information about the city and only 'a few dog-eared leaflets in out-of-the-way pigeonholes'.
So it is a must-have - especially if your old copy is too torn and dog-eared to get you through another winter.
David, who appeared dog-eared on BBC Scotland's The Saturday Show, said: "The album is not as poppy as people might expect.
Rowling's legion of fans will soon be reading their dog-eared copies of Harry's magical adventures to a fresh crop of would-be wizards and that J.
Pulling out dog-eared, still-valid Soviet passports, the men write down their profession -- engineer -- and their destination: Bushehr, the city on the Persian Gulf that is home to Iran's nuclear-power project -- and to 1,000 Russian engineers and technicians.
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They would lake turns making lentil soup, share dog-eared copies of Kate Millet, and collectively care for vegetarian, feminist children who were not allowed to watch television.
Against historians who see republicanism as arising from rather than leading to regicide, and then rapidly disappearing, Norbrook argues that "the republican culture of the 1650s was at once excitingly new and as familiar as a dog-eared school-book" (14): the study of the classics provided situations in which republican political practice was actively imagined, and the Renaissance revival of rhetoric took on political implications.