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big business

n.
Commercial operations organized and financed on a large scale: clashes between labor and big business.

big business

n
(Commerce) large commercial organizations collectively, esp when considered as exploitative or socially harmful

big′ busi′ness


n.
large commercial and financial firms considered as a group.
[1900–05, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big business - commercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large enough to influence social and political policiesbig business - commercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large enough to influence social and political policies; "big business is growing so powerful it is difficult to regulate it effectively"
business sector, business - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
Translations

big business

n (large organizations) → la grande industria; (profitable activity) → un'attività redditizia
pop music is big business → la musica pop è un grosso affare
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