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English definition of “show business”

show business

noun [U] /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz·nəs/ (infml show biz,  /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz/)
the industry that produces entertainment such as movies and popular music, and the people who work in that industry
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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