in business

idiom

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.

Examples of in business in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After over four decades in business, 99 Cents Only Stores will close all its doors permanently. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 After more than four decades in business, the chain has succumbed to financial pressures affecting many retail spaces coming out of the pandemic, including inflation and shrinkage — a term for inventory losses due to factors such as shoplifting, employee error and product damage. Emma Bowman, NPR, 5 Apr. 2024 Hunter Howell, 22 years old and freshly graduated with a degree in business administration from Elmhurst University in the Chicago suburbs, has submitted over 1,700 job applications. Bysasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 Some hypocrisies in business amount to white lies that don’t cause real harm. Stephanie Dillon, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2024 Butler is on track to get a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2024 After almost a year and a half in business, Weathered Souls’ Charlotte brewery will be permanently closing its doors this weekend. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 2 Apr. 2024 The key to overcoming difficulties in business is to surround yourself with smart, capable people who can collaborate to find the right solutions. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 1 Apr. 2024 Thirty years in business is well worth celebrating. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024

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“In business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20business. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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