big business

noun
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of big business

1 : an economic group consisting of large profit-making corporations especially with regard to their influence on social or political policy
2 : a very profitable enterprise

Examples of big business in a Sentence

  1. The tax proposal will be of most benefit to big business.

  2. Tourism is big business in the region.

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First Known Use of big business

1905

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of big business for English Language Learners

  • : large companies considered together as a powerful group

  • : an activity or product that makes a large amount of money


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