in business

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in business

1 :operating as a business
  • The hotel has been in business for over 150 years.
  • Customer satisfaction is important if you want to stay in business.
2 informal :ready to begin doing or using something
  • Just plug in the computer and you're in business!
  • He quickly changed the tire, and was back in business in 10 minutes.

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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