be in business

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be in business

1. To be engaging in business activities or pursuits; to be operating as a business. It's taken a lot of work to set up the new company, but we're hoping to be in business by the fall. Look, I've been in business for a long time, so I think I know what I'm talking about when it comes to sales projections.
2. To be ready and able to function or engage fully in some activity or task. The last thing I need to do is install the new hard drive, and then I should be in business. OK, I've finished the repairs. Your engine had to be completely overhauled, but you're back in business now!
See also: business
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be (back) in ˈbusiness

be working or operating (again) as normal: Once the switch has been fixed, we will be back in business and we can use the machine again.It looks as though we’re in business: she’s agreed to lend us the money.
See also: business
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