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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How to use big business in a sentence
Connected TV device makers like Amazon and Roku have built big businesses distributing streaming services and selling ads on TV screens.Smart TVs have become the new front in the connected TV platform battle | Tim Peterson | February 8, 2021 | Digiday
Separately, I believe history will look back on 2020 as the year when big business got serious about diversity, equity and inclusion.Many companies still have no net-zero climate plan | Alan Murray | January 27, 2021 | Fortune
The more important question for 2021 is how big business uses that access.
Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business.This Week in Apps: Apple bans party app, China loses 39K iOS games, TikTok births a ‘Ratatousical’ | Sarah Perez | January 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
There’s a lot on the line for restaurants, which tend to do big business on the last night of the year.
Escorting is big business on the straight side too, only more of a hush-hush operation.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question | Aurora Snow | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet as mindfulness grows into big business, the cracks are beginning to show.
With its decades-long history of offering quickie hitches and divorces, marriage has long been a big business in Nevada.
The real losers were moderate-to-liberal Republicans who favored Wall Street and big business.
We learned about big business and how the big labels do it, and how it runs, a big machine.Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley? | Melissa Leon | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This I know, he's well educated, has trained in big business and is used to good society.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Which shows again the importance of understanding the relationship of Superstition and big business!The Profits of Religion | Upton Sinclair
He can't buy it; he hasn't the money to do a big business on, and a small coal business is a losing proposition.Dominie Dean | Ellis Parker Butler
He was a very agreeable man and told mother that he had a big business in the city.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
The men whom he addressed were all recognized as organizers, all had been identified with big business.
British Dictionary definitions for big business
large commercial organizations collectively, esp when considered as exploitative or socially harmful
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Cultural definitions for big business
Large corporations, as opposed to small individually or family-owned businesses.
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