unfinished business


: something that a person needs to deal with or work on : something that has not yet been done, dealt with, or completed
You and I still have some unfinished business together.

Examples of unfinished business in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 60-year-old Harbaugh has unfinished business in the NFL. Rob Maaddi, Baltimore Sun, 10 Feb. 2024 Vicki Kline of Overland Park said Trump was chosen by God to lead the country and had unfinished business. Katie Bernardand, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 From Gary Klein: The San Francisco 49ers took care of unfinished business. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 If there are some respects in which the Israel-Palestine conflict can be seen as the most dangerously unfinished business of that empire, the question of whether the people of Gaza exist in an alternative moral universe is a living legacy of the British Empire’s governing mentality. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 21 Oct. 2023 There’s just one last bit of unfinished business to take care of first. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2023 Paul McCartney may be the only person on Earth who believes the Beatles have any unfinished business in 2023. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Still, like Danny and Roberta’s bond, the production is unfinished business. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 People are focusing on some of the unfinished business. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Unfinished business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfinished%20business. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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