big-business

big business

noun
1.
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.
2.
any large organization of a noncommercial nature resembling this.
3.
any large business enterprise.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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big business
 
n
large commercial organizations collectively, esp when considered as exploitative or socially harmful

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big business definition


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

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