business


business
noun
1》 a person's regular occupation or trade.
    ↘work to be done or matters to be attended to.
2》 a person's concern.
3》 commercial activity.
    ↘a commercial organization.
4》 informal a matter: the business of trying to find her mother.
5》 Theatre actions other than dialogue in a play.
6》 (the business) Brit. informal an excellent person or thing.
Phrases
in business informal able to begin something.
in the business of engaged in or prepared to engage in.
like nobody's business informal extraordinarily.
send someone about their business dated tell someone to go away.
Origin
OE bisignis 'anxiety' (see busy, -ness); sense 2 dates from ME and is the root of current senses.

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