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business

noun /ˈbiznis/
occupation; buying and selling
métier; affaire(s)
Selling china is my business The shop does more business at Christmas than at any other time.
a shop, a firm
affaire
He owns his own business.
concern
affaire
Make it your business to help him Let’s get down to business (= Let’s start the work etc that must be done).
businesslike adjective practical; alert and prompt
sérieux, professionnel
He adopted a businesslike approach to the problem She is very businesslike.
businessman noun ( feminine businesswoman) a person who makes a living from some form of trade or commerce, not from one of the professions.
homme/femme d’affaires
on business in the process of doing business or something official.
pour affaires
She often has to travel abroad on business.
(Definition of business from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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