funny business


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funny business

  (informal)
dishonest or unpleasant actions If you try any funny business you'll be sorry.
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

funny business

verb
See also: business, funny
References in classic literature ?
Well, it's a funny business, to be sure," she said, as still half reluctantly she unpegged the coveted garments from the line; "but if what you say 's true, I suppose you must have them.
I'll go with you to see that you don't try any funny business," said the sailor, and he followed the Russian up the ladder to the deck.
Arts Lives: Graham Linehan, Funny Business, RTE1 on Tuesday, January 8 at 10.
As such, Kerr added her Funny Business workshop to her ExecuProv curriculum.
This piece of funny business, from a man who has written 19 comedies, seems to be tickling plenty of ribs.
There may also people out there willing to accept Ruta Lee as a guru of comedy, the kind of benevolent madame who can teach Will Durst everything she knows about the business of funny business.
GRIEF can be a funny business mixed with memories from the past of remembered tears and laughter.
Rough Theater invites you to engage during the month of August as the Democrats come to town, the campaign heats up and politics becomes funny business as Junior and the "MEDIA WHORES" take to the stage.
Fans who are missing out on his three Funny Business gigs in Dublin's Olympia next month, can catch him on December 11 and 12.
John Cleese appears in Funny Business, BBC2,Wednesday, 9pm
We're suited and booted in Dick And Dom's Funny Business.
In a show that has delighted audiences worldwide, Fraser Hooper will present FUNNY BUSINESS - which includes classic clowning, ridiculous routines, comedy and eccentric dance plus hilarious audience involvement.
And he's had his chance to tell them like that and make people laugh out loud as part of Funny Business.
And now the 24-year-old, from Pontycymer, near Bridgend, will perform on BBC Wales series Funny Business.