business

[ biz-nis ]
/ ˈbɪz nɪs /

noun

adjective

of, noting, or pertaining to business, its organization, or its procedures.
containing, suitable for, or welcoming business or commerce: New York is a good business town.

Idioms

Origin of business

before 950; Middle English; Old English bisignes. See busy, -ness

SYNONYMS FOR business

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See occupation.

Pronunciation note

See isn't.
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British Dictionary definitions for give someone the business

business

/ (ˈbɪznɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for business

Old English bisignis solicitude, attentiveness, from bisig busy + -nis -ness
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Idioms and Phrases with give someone the business

business


In addition to the idiom beginning with business

  • business as usual

also see:

  • funny business
  • get down to (business)
  • go about (one's business)
  • have no business doing
  • land-office business
  • like mad (nobody's business)
  • make it one's business
  • mean business
  • mind one's own business
  • monkey business
  • none of one's business
  • out of business
  • send someone about his or her business
  • the business
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