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Used to refer to something one does not wish to name specifically.‘we don't want this to turn into one of those pie-in-the-sky bizzos’‘there's a lot of environmentally friendly bizzo afoot around here’
- ‘Truth be told most of us would rather they weren't trying to play hide the sausage with Australian jobs over this free trade bizzo.’
- ‘We've been assured that all is well this time around, but we won't be sure until we get there, log in, and do the bizzo.’
- ‘She scooped up the bizzo with a hand clad in a plastic bag.’
- ‘I just watched the bizzo on the need to go nuclear to avoid global warming.’
- ‘Is there somewhere you can point me to a bit more info about the whole bizzo please?’
- ‘So there's good and bad and a lot of it boils down to if the magistrate's understanding and culturally aware and all that sort of bizzo.’
- ‘Maybe I do need a bit of help with this 'sleeping through the night' bizzo.’
- ‘"There but for the grace of" has probably occurred to more than a few parliamentarians, and the fact that the Senate was sitting concurrent with all this bizzo might also give pause for thought.’
- ‘It's tough yakka, this book bizzo.’
- ‘I have an official gig this weekend as a secret spy reporter and I am of course very excited about the whole bizzo.’
1960s: contraction of business + -o.
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