business is business

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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.

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“Business is business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business%20is%20business. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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