business as usual

Definition of business as usual

  1. —used to say that something is working or continuing in the normal or usual way <Much of the town lost electricity in the storm, but for people with generators it was business as usual.> <As the election nears, both political parties continue to blame each other for all the city's problems. In other words, it's business as usual.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  purposeful activity :  busyness

    :  role, function

    :  an immediate task or objective :  mission

  1. :  accordant with usage, custom, or habit :  normal

    :  commonly or ordinarily used

    :  found in ordinary practice or in the ordinary course of events :  ordinary

  1. :  something usual

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