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1‘what my mum does in her spare time is her affair’
business, concern, matter, responsibility, province, preserve, interest
problem, worry, lookout
informal pigeon, funeral, headache, baby, bailiwick
2‘they aren't worried about their financial affairs’
transactions, concerns, matters, activities, dealings, undertakings, ventures, proceedings
business, field, sphere
informal goings-on, doings
3‘this is a truly shocking affair’
event, incident, happening, occurrence, phenomenon, eventuality, episode, interlude, circumstance, set of circumstances, adventure, experience, case, matter, business, thing
4‘I heard there were to be fireworks—it'll be a grand affair’
party, celebration, function, reception, gathering, soirée, event, social event, occasion, social occasion
informal do, rave, bash, get-together, blowout
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, beanfeast, beano, bunfight, jolly
5‘the director and his secretary were having an affair’
relationship, love affair, romance, fling, flirtation, dalliance, liaison, entanglement, romantic entanglement, involvement, attachment, affair of the heart, intrigue
affaire, affaire de cœur, affaire du cœur, amour
British informal carry-on
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