business is business

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of business is business

used to say that in order for a business to be successful it is necessary to do things that may hurt or upset people
  • I'm sorry I have to let you go, but understand that business is business.

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


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