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chamber of commerce

A humorous name for the bathroom. I'll be right back, I just have to stop in the chamber of commerce before the movie starts.
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chamber of commerce

n. toilet; restroom. Q: Where’s Bob? A: Oh, Bob’s in the chamber of commerce.
See also: chamber, of
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(27.) December 16, 1933 to Eugene Kinckle Jones, Adviser on Negro Affairs, Department of Commerce from Jesse O.
During the past three decades, this Court has invoked the Commerce Clause to invalidate state taxing schemes that unreasonably burdened interstate commerce by discriminating against out-of-state taxpayers.
It has made clear, however, that state statutes that provide a commercial advantage to local businesses by burdening out-of-state businesses discriminate against interstate commerce. The plaintiffs argued the Ohio investment tax credit was unconstitutional because it induced businesses subject to the Ohio franchise tax to invest in Ohio rather than in another state.
The true Christian is the African slave, whose natural manners accord with his simple life; the false Christian is the white merchant, whose "wrong refinement" and "polish'd manners" (to borrow Hannah More's language) hardly mask his unethical investment in brutal human commerce. A reader identifies with, indeed imaginatively "becomes," African, or at least the properly civilized Anglo-American caricature of an African.
John Jung, Perfect Commerce's chief operating officer, said in an interview that the company offers "leveraged procurement, which is especially valuable to mid-sized companies." The solution also provides spending analytics that can be related to specific suppliers, he said, and offers a central, corporate level of control as well as something for people in the field.
The single source offering will provide unlimited access to the Perfect Commerce OSN for a wide range of transactions without requiring ongoing subscription and transaction fees.
As a result, the fraction of households with Internet access increased from less than 20 percent in 1997 to over 50 percent in 2001 (Department of Commerce 2002).
The companies and trade groups banding together may well present a formal petition to the Commerce Department, which the department would reportedly have to react to within 15 days, either by implementing restrictions or by pledging to monitor the situation.
Le reseau commercial comprend cinq organismes de commerce communautaires regionaux qui fournissent des services de consultation commerciale << sur le terrain >> aux petites et moyennes entreprises du Nord de l'Ontario.
Hard copy is no longer the language of commerce, email is.
While e-commerce should not be subject to more burdens than paper commerce, requiring a "signature" -- in this instance, an authentication -- is a basic standard for a business document that authorizes or approves business activity.
These amendments were intended to solve the problems identified in the opinion.(8) Per General Reno's suggestion, Congress changed the gravamen of the offense from possessing a firearm in a school zone to possessing a firearm "that has moved in or that otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce" in a school zone.(9) The added language is a jurisdictional element that limits the statute's "reach to a discrete set of firearm possessions that additionally have an explicit connection with or effect on interstate commerce."(10) In addition, the new statute includes legislative findings that possession of guns near schools affects interstate commerce.(11)
Scholars of business, almost all in India, review the current academic and commercial research into mobile commerce. They cover mobile commerce: meaning, evolution, trends, and hindrances; mobile commerce: harbinger of the "phygital" retail; facets of mobile commerce and consumer perceptions; and miscellany.
Former commerce minister Khurram Dastgir Khan was once leading the e-commerce debates at the WTO forum and the previous government had also directed the ministry to draft e-commerce policy.
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