a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

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a building or site where commercial work is carried on, as a factory, store, or office; place of work: His business is on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street.
Also called piece of business, stage business. Theater. a movement or gesture, especially a minor one, used by an actor to give expressiveness, drama, detail, etc., to a scene or to help portray a character.
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business is business, profit has precedence over personal considerations: He is reluctant to fire his friend, but business is business.
do one's business, (usually of an animal or child) to defecate or urinate: housebreaking a puppy to do his business outdoors.
get down to business, to apply oneself to serious matters; concentrate on work: They finally got down to business and signed the contract.
give someone the business, Informal. to make difficulties for someone; treat harshly: Instead of a straight answer they give him the business with a needless run-around. to scold severely; give a tongue-lashing to: The passengers will give the bus driver the business if he keeps driving so recklessly.
mean business, to propose to take action or be serious in intent; be in earnest: By the fire in his eye we knew that he meant business.
mind one's own business, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others: When he inquired about the noise coming from the neighbor's apartment, he was told to mind his own business.

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bushwhacker, bush wren, bushy, bushy-tailed, busily, business, business administration, business agent, business angel, business as usual, Business before pleasure
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field, work, employment, trade, firm, shop, corporation, partnership, factory, store, venture, house, organization, institution, market, transaction, deal, industry, trading, manufacturing
an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and servicesthe tailoring business
Also called: stage business theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect