business as usual

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of business as usual

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

business play
  1. : a usually commercial or mercantile activity engaged in as a means of livelihood : trade, line

  2. : a commercial or sometimes an industrial enterprise

  3. : dealings or transactions especially of an economic nature : patronage

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

  2. : commonly or ordinarily used

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

  1. : something usual


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