Definition of in business in English:

in business

  • 1Operating, especially in commerce: they will have to import from overseas to remain in business
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    • He said he would have remained in business if trade had continued to grow at the rate it was before the roadworks.
    • She fails to ask whether drugs companies would remain in business if they had no patents.
    • Those who cannot keep their customers happy do not deserve to remain in business.
  • 1.1 informal Able to begin operations: if you’ll contact the right people, I should think we’re in business
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    • Instantly on arrival at Balmoor an hour before kick-off there was evidence that this cup tie was in business.
    • Another 15 minutes of piped music, and now we're in business.
    • When you buy a PhaseOne Package we will give you a wide format printer, now you're in business!
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