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in business

Definition of in business in English:

1Operating, especially in commerce: they will have to import from overseas to remain in business
More example sentences
  • 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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