there's no business like show business


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there's no business like show business

cliché Work in the entertainment industry, especially theater and musical theater, is more exciting and dazzling than any other. Popularized by the 1946 song "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin, written for the musical Annie Get Your Gun. The hours may be long, but I've never felt so invigorated as I do when I'm working on a new stage production. There's no business like show business, baby!
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there's no business like show business

The theater and those who work in it belong to a special sphere. This rhyming expression was the title of a song by Irving Berlin (in Annie Get Your Gun, 1946) and has virtually attained cliché status. See also show must go on.
See also: business, like, no, show
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Why, for example, did someone think Merman's fan base wanted to hear the then-71-year-old Broadway diva shout "There's No Business Like Show Business" over a 120 beats per minute track?
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