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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. 2018.
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  • A quadruped (the Splaypes humpidorsus) of great value to the show business.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • So you've been borrowing money to get into the show business?

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • I've been in the show business fifteen years, and I'm telling you!

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • That is the difficulty of the show business in America, the public demands so much.

    Side Show Studies Francis Metcalfe
  • Christmas coming on kind of puts a crimp in the show business.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
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.
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