about (one's) business

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about (one's) business

Focusing on one's own tasks or routine. The phrase emphasizes that one is minding one's own business without any unusual deviation, especially without bothering others. Typically used with the verb "go." I was just going about my business when I was stopped for questioning. Be about your business, everyone, there's nothing to see here.
See also: business

*about one's business

busy doing something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; go ~.) Why are you still in the house? It's time to be about your business. Why are you just standing there? You'd better get busy doing something!
See also: business
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For our retail and CPG customers, getting to one version of the truth about their business isn't a luxury, it's a strategic imperative," said Dave Kellogg, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Business Objects.