Obvious, well-defined.
 ► “While this newfound interest is encouraging to entrepreneurs, it may not be profitable for banks with no clear-cut marketing plan. The successful small business banks are those whose managers understand their market and evaluate their risks accordingly.” (U.S. Banker, Aug. 1995, p. 63)

American business jargon. 2014.

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