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big business

large business, commercial, and financial firms taken collectively, especially when considered as a group having shared attitudes and goals and exercising control over economic policy, politics, etc.
any large organization of a noncommercial nature resembling this.
any large business enterprise.
Origin of big business
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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big business

large commercial organizations collectively, esp when considered as exploitative or socially harmful
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big-business in Culture

big business definition

Large corporations, as opposed to small individually or family-owned businesses.

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