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show biz

noun, Informal.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for show biz
  • Whether anyone remembers the vow well, that's show biz.
  • It used to be that maybe ten percent of the members had an instinctive show biz mentality.
Slang definitions & phrases for show biz

show

verb

To arrive; appear; show up: You suppose he'll show? (1300+)

Related Terms

cattle show, grind show, kid show, let's get the show on the road, no-show, one-man show, peep show


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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