about business

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
References in classic literature ?
It unfits you to argue about business, and you're wrong to be always trying.
I've done business with other program participants, and other alumni call to tell me about business opportunities and make referrals.
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