it's business as usual

business as usual

The typical proceedings. The phrase is sometimes but not always used to indicate that things have returned to normal after something unforeseen or unpleasant has happened. Once these auditors are out of our hair, we can get back to business as usual. A: "How are things at the office?" B: "Business as usual. Nothing exciting has happened lately."
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it’s business as ˈusual

things continue normally, despite difficulties or disturbances: It was business as usual at the theatre yesterday, in spite of all the building work going on.
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Contemporary, noncommercial dance may be novel in Times Square, but it's business as usual for the Y; modern classes and performances have been held there since 1935, the year Martha Graham, Louis Horst, Hanya Holm, Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey hosted their "Symposium on Modern Dance." The Harkness Foundation for Dance has helped finance the Y's dance programs since 1985, including the Dance Project, which began seven years ago in December with a three-and-a-half-week season and nineteen performances.
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McCarthy said: "They will all be wanting the carnival stuff and the fanfare and turning up and giving it large and the big yahoo, but it's business as usual as far as I am concerned."
Despite an ongoing, lumber war between Canada and the United States, it's business as usual at Northern Ontario mills.
It's business as usual and there will be no short-term changes or appointments.
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