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big business

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noun

large business, commercial, and financial firms taken collectively, especially when considered as a group having shared attitudes and goals and exercising control over economic policy, politics, etc.
any large organization of a noncommercial nature resembling this.
any large business enterprise.

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RELATED WORDS

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Nearby words

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Origin of big business

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for big business

  • Many on the streets of Red Hook today were unsure whether their big-business neighbors were helping the relief effort or not.

    Red Hook Still Crying Out for Relief in Sandy’s Wake|Allison Yarrow|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for big business

big business


noun

large commercial organizations collectively, esp when considered as exploitative or socially harmful
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Culture definitions for big business

big business


Large corporations, as opposed to small individually or family-owned businesses.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.