Definition of big business in English:

big business


  • [mass noun] Large-scale or important financial or commercial activity.

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


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