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business British & World English

A person’s regular occupation, profession, or trade

business English Thesaurus

she had to do a lot of smiling in her business

in business British & World English

Operating, especially in commerce

e-business British & World English

another term for e-commerce.

big business British & World English

Large-scale or important financial or commercial activity

business card British & World English

A small card printed with one’s name, occupation, business address, etc.

business case British & World English

A justification for a proposed project or undertaking on the basis of its expected commercial benefit

business day British & World English

Another term for working day.

business end British & World English

The functional part of a tool or device

business park British & World English

An area where company offices and light industrial premises are built

business suit British & World English

A plain matching jacket and trousers (or skirt), as worn by office workers

business trip British & World English

A visit made to a place for work purposes, typically one involving a journey of some distance

business unit British & World English

another term for strategic business unit.

men's business British & World English

A subject or activity that is supposedly only of concern or interest to men

show business British & World English

The theatre, films, television, and pop music as a profession or industry

business casual British & World English

Relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression

business class British & World English

A class of seating on an aircraft that is superior to economy class but less expensive than first class, intended especially for people travelling on business

business cycle British & World English

A cycle or series of cycles of economic expansion and contraction

business double British & World English

A double made with the intention of increasing the penalty points scored by a partnership if they defeat their opponents' contract

business hours British & World English

Another term for office hours.

business model British & World English

A plan for the successful operation of a business, identifying sources of revenue, the intended customer base, products, and details of financing

business person British & World English

A businessman or businesswoman

business school British & World English

A high-level educational institution in which students study subjects relating to business and commerce, such as economics, finance, and management

family business British & World English

A business that is owned or run by members of a single family

funny business British & World English

Deceptive, disobedient, or lecherous behaviour

mixed business British & World English

A shop which sells groceries and other goods

monkey business British & World English

Mischievous or deceitful behaviour

sorry business British & World English

(In Aboriginal English) Aboriginal rituals observed during a period of mourning

women's business British & World English

A subject or activity that is supposedly only of concern or interest to women

monkey business English Thesaurus

if they try any monkey business with me they'll soon find out who's in charge

business studies British & World English

The study of economics and management, especially as an educational topic

business as usual British & World English

An ongoing and unchanging state of affairs despite difficulties or disturbances

do the business British & World English

Do what is required or achieve the desired result

have no business British & World English

Have no right to do something

order of business British & World English

A task assigned or a matter to be addressed

in the business of British & World English

Engaged in or prepared to engage in

like nobody's business British & World English

To an extraordinarily high degree or standard

secret men's business British & World English

Aboriginal ceremony and ritual that is open to men only

secret women's business British & World English

Aboriginal ceremony and ritual that is open to women only

strategic business unit British & World English

A relatively autonomous division of a large company that operates as an independent enterprise with responsibility for a particular range of products or activities

mind one's own business British & World English

Refrain from meddling in other people’s affairs

do a land-office business British & World English

Do a lot of successful trading

mind-your-own-business British & World English

A creeping Mediterranean plant with masses of tiny pale green leaves, widely cultivated as a greenhouse or indoor plant

business process re-engineering British & World English

The process of restructuring a company’s organization and methods, especially so as to exploit the capabilities of computers

in business in business British & World English

Operating, especially in commerce

the business in business British & World English

A very enjoyable or popular person or thing


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