the activity of making, buying, selling or supplying goods or services for money
商业联系 / 事务 / 利益
a business investment
It's been a pleasure to do business with you.
She has set up in business as a hairdresser.
When he left school, he went into business with his brother.
She works in the computer business.
work that is part of your job
Is the trip to Rome business or pleasure ?
a business lunch
He's away on business .
the amount of work done by a company, etc.; the rate or quality of this work
Business was bad.
Business was booming.
Her job was to drum up (= increase) business.
a commercial organization such as a company, shop/store or factory
拥有 / 开办 / 经营企业
to have/start/run a business
She works in the family business.
They've got a small catering business.
something that concerns a particular person or organization
It is the business of the police to protect the community.
I shall make it my business to find out who is responsible.
My private life is none of your business (= does not concern you) .
It's no business of yours who I invite to the party.
important matters that need to be dealt with or discussed
the main business of the meeting
He has some unfinished business to deal with.
usually with an adjective
a matter, an event or a situation
That plane crash was a terrible business.
I found the whole business very depressing.
The business of the missing tickets hasn't been sorted out.
being a customer
We're grateful for your business.
the things that are discussed at the end of an official meeting that do not appear on the agenda
I think we've finished item four. Now is there any other business?
to have everything that you need in order to be able to start sth immediately
All we need is a car and we'll be in business.
to be very good
a way of saying that things will continue as normal despite a difficult situation
a way of saying that financial and commercial matters are the important things to consider and you should not be influenced by friendship, etc.
to start dealing with the matter that needs to be dealt with, or doing the work that needs to be done
to do the things that you normally do
streets filled with people going about their daily business
to have no right to do sth
You have no business being here.
very much, very fast, very well, etc.
I've been working like nobody's business to get it finished in time.
not intending to do sth (which it would be surprising for you to do)
I'm not in the business of getting other people to do my work for me.
having stopped operating as a business because there is no more money or work available
The new regulations will put many small businesses out of business .
Some travel companies will probably go out of business this summer.
to be serious in your intentions
He has the look of a man who means business.
to think about your own affairs and not ask questions about or try to get involved in other people's lives
‘What are you reading?’ ‘Mind your own business!’
I was just sitting there, minding my own business, when a man started shouting at me.
to look for customers, passengers, etc. in order to do business
taxis plying for hire outside the theatre
incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
- his business with the cane was hilarious
近义词: stage business,byplay
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
- he's not in my line of business
近义词: occupation,job,line of work,line
the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
- computers are now widely used in business
近义词: commercial enterprise,business enterprise
the volume of commercial activity
- business is good today
- show me where the business was today
a rightful concern or responsibility
- it's none of your business
- mind your own business
an immediate objective
- gossip was the main business of the evening
business concerns collectively
- Government and business could not agree
近义词: business sector
a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
- he bought his brother's business
- a small mom-and-pop business
- a racially integrated business concern
近义词: concern,business concern,business organization,business organisation
- they have an upper class clientele