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the business meaning

  "the business" in a sentence
  • (slang)
      Exactly what is required, the right person, etc for the job

  • [American slang]
    1. harassment; a scolding; general bad treatment. (Typically: get ~; give someone ~.)
      The guys have been giving me the business about my new hairstyle.
      Sam was giving Tom the business about being late all the time.
    2. Sl. an execution. (Underworld. Typically: get ~; give someone ~.)
      The mob wanted to give him the business for confessing to the federal prosecutor.

Examples

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  1. he was of no use at all in the business.
  2. he has a deep stake in the business.
  3. we should settle the business on hand first.
  4. i intend that you shall take over the business.
  5. i'll leave you to settle all the business.

Related Words

  1. the brush-off meaning
  2. the buck stops here meaning
  3. the buck stops here. meaning
  4. the bum's rush meaning
  5. the busiest men have the most leisure. meaning
  6. the business end of sth meaning
  7. the butler did it. meaning
  8. the butt of a joke meaning
  9. the call of nature meaning
  10. the calm before the storm meaning
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