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show business

the entertainment industry, as theater, motion pictures, television, radio, carnival, and circus.
Origin of show business
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You have had some experience in the show line but in a line that is beneath you; your place in the show business is higher up.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • So you've been borrowing money to get into the show business?

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • When a "good summer job at Coney" came his way, through an old friend in the "show business," he took it.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • I've been in the show business fifteen years, and I'm telling you!

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • A short time before I left the show business I heard of a dog in California that could talk.

    Sawdust & Spangles W. C. Coup
British Dictionary definitions for show business

show business

the entertainment industry, including theatre, films, television, and radio Informal term show biz
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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show business

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that's show business

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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