funny business


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funny business

Unscrupulous behavior, especially that which violates the regulations, ethics, or trust of a particular situation. If there's any funny business whatsoever, I'm backing out of this deal.
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

ˈfunny business

(informal) something that is suspicious and probably illegal or dishonest: Now, behave yourself! I don’t want any of your funny business.If there’s any funny business going on, we’ll soon find out.
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."
"Allee same damn funny business. That fella Koogoo no look 'm eye belong him.
"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.
THERE was some funny business going on at the GTG Training Academy in Wednesfield.
Fraser also believes Glasgow have a pack that is strong enough to snuff out any funny business.
The PS1.99 bottles are tasty in tea, lovely in lattes and splendid on cereals and the manufacturers promises they contain no stabilisers, no gums and no funny business.
The PS1.99 bottles are tasty in tea, lovely in lattes and splendid on cereals and the manufacturer promises they contain no stabilisers, no gums and no funny business.
But politics - especially now - is a funny business.
Standing true to his roots as a pillar of the community, Alfie is a patron of the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity which has seen him train brave business leaders in the art of comedy to raise money through Funny Business Sheffield and Funny Business Doncaster.
FUNNY BUSINESS: Eugene's Alex Elkin has carved out a career as a comedian and recently was honored with a first place award in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition.
There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle" Hollywood star Clint Eastwood when asked if he would go for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election "Wouldn't that be embarrassing to lose to crooked Hillary Clinton?
There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle." If Clint Eastwood had to write a stump speech for this election?
to Jimmy will be revealing all about his new Netflix comedy special Funny Business - a recording of his sold-out comedy show filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo.
My wife was a school teacher for 34 years and there was no funny business allowed in our home.
The comedian wasn't doing any funny business during his time abroad, but instead had an operation performed to remove a cancerous tumor from his back.