funny business


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funny business

Unscrupulous behavior, especially that which violates the regulations, ethics, or trust of a particular situation. If there's any funny business whatsoever, I'm backing out of this deal.
See also: business, funny

funny business

Deceit, treachery, unethical conduct. For example, We suspect their outfit has been up to some funny business. [Colloquial; c. 1880]
See also: business, funny

ˈfunny business

(informal) something that is suspicious and probably illegal or dishonest: Now, behave yourself! I don’t want any of your funny business.If there’s any funny business going on, we’ll soon find out.
See also: business, funny

funny business

verb
See also: business, funny
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