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[mass noun] Large-scale or important financial or commercial activity:‘the children's toy market is big business now’
- ‘IP is now big business, and in big business the regulatory aspect comes to the fore.’
- ‘We must not let the politicians and big business hide behind these tragic events to attack the working class.’
- ‘The countryside is changing and strawberries are big business, explains Pentabus.’
- ‘It was becoming big business and I remember saying to a pal that, if we wanted, we could take over the town.’
- ‘They say the summit's aims of free trade and open borders help big business and hurt the poor.’
- ‘They are ineptly led and cut off from important sections of big business by their line over Europe.’
- ‘Modern rugby is big business and it is vital to have men with the right background at the centre of the game in Scotland.’
- ‘The first is the face of big business, with every comfort and amenity at its disposal.’
- ‘To side with big business against environmental regulation does these countries no credit.’
- ‘What the American experience tells us is that farmers' markets are big business.’
- ‘You could say Don is grateful at being awash in support and cash from his friends in big business.’
- ‘Yet when it comes to voting, they choose the interests of big business over their own.’
- ‘Others question his knowledge of small firms, suggesting he only knows about big business.’
- ‘Dieting has become big business, with everything from pills to soaps which claim to fight the flab.’
- ‘The decision of big business to enter the pharmacy retail sector is not an issue.’
- ‘The charges are a sweetener for big business to move into privatised waste collection.’
- ‘A group set up to help children get a helping hand from big business has closed.’
- ‘So internet dating is big business, and growing in credibility year on year.’
- ‘One of these views of the film will dominate depending on how you see the world of big business.’
- ‘Irish nightclubs are big business but public order concerns are threatening to cut short the party.’
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