A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. - Henry Ford
business - any commercial, industrial or professional activity undertaken by an individual or a group business-to-business - describing or involving arrangements or trade between different businesses, rather than between businesses and the general public business-to-consumer - describing or involving the sale of goods or services to individual customers for their own use, rather than to businesses big business - powerful and influential businesses and financial organizations when considered as a group business class - a high travel class available on some commercial airlines and rail lines, the level of accommodation is than higher than economy class and lower than first class business park - an area that is specially designed to have business offices, small factories, etc. business plan - a detailed plan describing the future plans of a business e-business - any business process that relies on an automated information system monkey business - behaviour which is not acceptable or is dishonest show business - the entertainment industry to be away on business - travelling on company business business account - an account billed to a commercial or institutional customer business acquaintance - a person whom you met in a business situation and now know casually
Some more expressions containing the word "business":
get down to business - to start talking about the subject to be discussed out of business - no longer carrying on commercial transactions It's business as usual. - said when things are continuing as they always do, despite a difficult situation Business before pleasure. - said to emphasize that you believe business is more important than entertainment and enjoyment like nobody´s business - very quickly or very much to be none of somebody´s business - means they or he or she do not need to know about it, although they want to, because it does not affect them talk business - to discuss a particular business related subject
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
Show business is really 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent being able to handle it when it gets offered to you.
Let's talk business!
Don't tell me what to do — it's none of your business.
We decided to get down to business and try to finish the work quickly.
Be flexible with your plans and be sure to put business before pleasure.
He's decided to go out of business when he turns sixty.
What is the most important feature you look for in a business account?
Understanding business etiquettes helps you to deal confidently with your customers and business acquaintances and build up a good rapport in no time.
A business park or business estate is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together.
The level of accommodation in business class is higher than economy class but lower than first class.