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representatives from business and politics
I found them very easy to do business with.
It was a mistake to go into business with my brother.
our latest business venture
the business community (=all the people who work in business)
a business associate/partner
the business section of the Sunday paper
We’re hoping that business will improve this year.
Cheap imports are damaging our business.
Business was booming (=doing very well).
A little controversy will be good for business.
They’re trying to attract business by cutting prices.
a potential source of new business
Companies risk losing business if they don’t accept the Euro.
What business are you in?
I have a few contacts in the music business.
Are you here for business or pleasure?
a business lunch/trip/meeting
Jonathan was away on business.
a small family business
Matthew’s little shop has turned into a thriving business.
Many small businesses fold (=fail) in their first year.
Sheryl’s parents run a small clothing business.
After leaving school, Bob started his own computer business.
Is there any other business to discuss?
We’ve still got some unfinished business to settle.
Nancy had left the business of looking after the dog to her brother.
This business about housework has to be resolved.
I’m fed up with the whole business.
Ever since that business with her boyfriend, Becky’s been really depressed.
Those samples you sent us really are the business.
I am not in the business of selling my best players.
Less than a week after the fire it was business as usual.
The street was full of people innocently going about their business.
If we sold food at those prices we’d soon go out of business.
You had no business going through my private papers.
Letters have been pouring in like nobody’s business.
‘Who were you with last night?’ ‘Mind your own business.’
There I was, minding my own business, when this man started yelling at me.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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