One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ongoing and unchanging state of affairs despite difficulties or disturbances.‘apart from being under new management, it's business as usual in the department’
a normal state of affairs, business as usual, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, order, regularityView synonyms
- ‘Regardless of the outcome, it is difficult to envisage the resumption of business as usual afterwards.’
- ‘At Manchester Airport it was business as usual despite a four-day walkout by security staff.’
- ‘She says it will be business as usual once all the regulation safety checks have been done.’
- ‘We can give in to inertia, even just the inertia of routine and business as usual.’
- ‘The fact is that Montserrat now faces circumstances that cannot be treated like business as usual.’
- ‘So the official line was that it will be business as usual despite the warning.’
- ‘He said after a meeting on Wednesday night that it would be business as usual despite the ongoing situation.’
- ‘But it is not quite business as usual, despite the best efforts to pretend that it is.’
- ‘Does this suggest that the press is kind of inching back towards business as usual?’
- ‘According to management, the club is undergoing renovations but is open for business as usual.’
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