the business


British slang
: a very good or impressive person or thing
Since he's won the tournament, he thinks he's the business.
You should see their new office. It's the business.

Examples of the business in a Sentence

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“The business.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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