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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.
Business was booming (=doing very well).
Cheap imports are damaging our business.
We’re hoping that business will improve this year.
A little controversy will be good for business.
a potential source of new business
Companies risk losing business if they don’t develop some new products.
They’re trying to attract business by cutting prices.
What business are you in?
You don’t go into this business for the money.
I have a few contacts in the music business.
Ashley’s in the retail business.
Are you here for business or pleasure?
You can get reimbursed for all your business expenses.
a business lunch/trip/meeting
Jonathan was away on business.
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
a small family business
Matthew’s little store 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 taking care of the dog to her brother.
It’s my business who I go out with.
I’ll loan money to whoever I want to – it’s not your business.
This business about who’s going to do the 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.
The stock market is back in business after its Christmas break.
I am not in the business of firing my most valuable employees.
Less than a week after the fire it was business as usual.
He may be easygoing, but business is business, and he won’t let anything get in the way of making a profit.
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 interfering in a family argument.
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.