business as usual

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Definition of business as usual

used to say that something is working or continuing in the normal or usual wayMuch 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.

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“Business as usual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business%20as%20usual. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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