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"show business" in British English

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show businessnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃəʊ ˌbɪz.nɪs/  us   /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz.nɪs/ (informal showbiz)
the entertainment business, especially the part that is considered to be popular but not very artistic or serious: Stars of the entertainment world turned out to celebrate his 40th year in show business. a charity dinner attended by a host of showbiz personalities
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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show businessnoun [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)

"show business" in Business English

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show businessnoun [U]

uk   us   (also informal showbiz) COMMERCE
the entertainment business: in show business Her life in show business didn't last long. Family commitments led her to quit show business.
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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