land-office business

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land-of·fice business

(lănd′ô′fĭs, -ŏf′ĭs)
A thriving, extensive, or rapidly moving volume of trade.

land-office business

informal US and Canadian a booming or thriving business

land′-of`fice busi′ness

a lively, booming, expanding, or very profitable business.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: business - very large and profitable volume of commercial activity
business - the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
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They are doing a land-office business selling to other carriers and ISPs, while long distance private line markets are suffering," Rosenberg concludes.