out of business


: closed down : no longer in business
My favorite flower shop is out of business.
The store has gone out of business.

Examples of out of business in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wedding barn owners mounted the loudest objections to the measure, saying the new requirements would be too expensive and onerous, and would put them out of business. Scott Bauer, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2023 The second Walmart order ended up short $50,000 when the manufacturer went out of business. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 30 May 2023 Some in the conservative media opposition feared that as smaller operations, an uptick in lawsuits would put them out of business. Lori Rozsa and Elahe Izadi, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2023 Gully spent most of last season trying to put the DWL out of business one way or another. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 11 May 2023 The measure put pet shops that relied on puppy sales out of business. Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023 Elizabeth Crowe, who oversees Cleveland’s data analysis department, said during the finance committee meeting that the original customer relations vendor the city was using went out of business, which forced the city to use another software that was not designed to track 311 calls for information. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 30 Jan. 2023 The data includes hospitals that eliminated pediatric services and hospitals that went out of business altogether. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2022 Cyber Ninjas has since gone out of business Robert Anglen is an investigative reporter for The Republic. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2023

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“Out of business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20business. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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