be in business

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be in business

To be ready and able to function or begin an activity, pursuit, or task again, as after a period of dysfunction, disability, or disrepair. The engine had to be completely overhauled, but we're in business now! Her storefront grew stagnant because of the building's poor condition, but she's in business now that the place is all fixed up!
See also: business

be in business

  (informal)
to be able to start doing something because you have everything you need to do it As soon as I find my map and my keys we're in business.
See also: business