funny business

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of funny business

: dishonest activity
  • Fake bidding and other funny business occurred during the auction.

Word by Word Definitions

funny play
  1. : affording light mirth and laughter : amusing

  2. : seeking or intended to amuse : facetious

  3. : differing from the ordinary in a suspicious, perplexing, quaint, or eccentric way : peculiar

  1. : one that is funny

  2. : comic strips or the comic section of a periodical

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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