in business

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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.

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“In business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20business. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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