big business


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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
References in classic literature ?
It's all big business now, an' we're the small potatoes.
He is taking up his work--rubber--it is a big business.
She has made big business to run more smoothly than little business did, half a century ago.
Miss Bunthorne, whom Bert particularly affected, could not ride, and so with some difficulty he hired a basket- work trailer from the big business of Wray's in the Clapham Road.
It is unfortunate that all economic policies of the government are for the benefit of big business while the middle class, professionals and working classes are made to suffer and reel under the yolk of direct and indirect taxes and price hike.
There are concerns that the oust-Puno move is actually being backed-financially and morally-by big business interests.
We cannot repeat the gross error of the MRT which put mass rail in the hands of Big Business.
It appears as though governments and big business don't care about the working class but there again that's nothing new is it?
No wonder there is ever increasing poverty in the UK with this type of person running big business.
Kirklees branch secretary Paul Holmes, said: "Helen has suffered the full force of big business and the sate because of her principles and concerns about animal welfare, trade unions, the environment and civil rights.
While Americans have always seen big government as a bigger threat than big business or big labor, the percentage naming it was significantly lower prior to 1990, when a much larger segment of Americans saw big labor as the greatest threat.
Politics is a big business, elections are big business when the money is made out of nowhere.