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1Operating, especially in commerce.‘they will have to import from overseas to remain in business’
- ‘It's hard to imagine the service remaining in business as we know it in either case.’
- ‘Those who cannot keep their customers happy do not deserve to remain in business.’
- ‘But he is not in business just to manage resource, he is in business to police London in all its entirety.’
- ‘The fact that he remains in business is testimony to him being broadly right.’
- ‘He might not be able to save your sodden carpets or your fire-damaged stock, but he will be able to keep you in business.’
- ‘I don't think you'd ever see me in business again if I failed in this company.’
- ‘Should we help to start new businesses, or only those who are already in business?’
- ‘He said he would have remained in business if trade had continued to grow at the rate it was before the roadworks.’
- ‘Unless the consumer sees what he desires, the business owner will not be able to stay in business.’
- ‘She fails to ask whether drugs companies would remain in business if they had no patents.’
- 1.1informal Able to begin operations.‘if you'll contact the right people, I should think we're in business’
- ‘You've gained entry and accepted your offer - now you're in business and the work really starts.’
- ‘Instantly on arrival at Balmoor an hour before kick-off there was evidence that this cup tie was in business.’
- ‘When you buy a PhaseOne Package we will give you a wide format printer, now you're in business!’
- ‘So you've purchased a digital camcorder, hooked it up to your PC and now you're in business.’
- ‘Another 15 minutes of piped music, and now we're in business.’
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