be in business

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be in business

To be ready and able to function or begin an activity, pursuit, or task again, as after a period of dysfunction, disability, or disrepair. The engine had to be completely overhauled, but we're in business now! Her storefront grew stagnant because of the building's poor condition, but she's in business now that the place is all fixed up!
See also: business

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