family business


: a business owned or operated by one's family
She joined the family business after graduating from college.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Christie ended up a supplicant, slaving for Trump’s transition team before finally getting murked by a Jared Kushner bent on settling family business. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 29 Apr. 2023 Anderson grew up going to race tracks but had no real ties to the industry except for two friends — Craig O'Bryan and Scotty McClellan — who happened to be jockey agents as a matter of family business. C.l. Brown, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2023 Cohen has said that Trump directed him to buy Daniels’ silence, and that Trump and his family business, the Trump Organization, helped cover the whole thing up. Ben Protess,, 30 Mar. 2023 According to a family biography, Mr. Catzen stayed at the University of Virginia for two years and then joined the family business, the Baltimore Box Company, on Key Highway at Covington Street. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 19 Mar. 2023 On the backs of their followers, the Kardashians have turned the never-ending pursuit of unattainable physical ideals into a billion-dollar family business. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 3 Mar. 2023 Max is dipping back into the Sopranos universe following The Many Saints of Newark with a new series, with the working title The Sopranos: Legacy, following the lives of A.J. and Meadow Soprano's involvement in the family business. Vulture, 13 Apr. 2023 With help from his uninterested son Jackson (John Owen Lowe), the two work together to save the family business. Breanna Bell, Variety, 4 Apr. 2023 Bragg’s office already has won a conviction against Trump’s family business, successfully prosecuting the Trump Organization on tax fraud and related counts at a criminal trial in New York Supreme Court late last year. Jacqueline Alemany, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Family business.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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