do a roaring business/trade

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of do a roaring business/trade

: to be very busy and successful as a store or business
  • The ice cream stand does a roaring business/trade.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

roaring play
  1. : making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar : loud

  2. : marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature : booming

  3. : great in intensity or degree

  1. : extremely

  1. : noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx

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

trade play
  1. : the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities : commerce

  2. : business, market

  3. : dealings between persons or groups

  1. : to give one thing in exchange for another

  2. : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

  3. : to make one's purchases : shop

  1. : of, relating to, or used in trade

  2. : intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

  3. : serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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