business as usual

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - business as usual

"business as usual"

used to describe life continuing as normal despite problems or disasters


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - business as usual

Two travel agents are talking ...

Travel Agent 1:  If Britain leaves the European Union our business will be a disaster.

Travel Agent 2:  I disagree. There may be some temporary disruptions and we may have to make a few minor adjustments to itineraries and fees but it will be business as usual. Certainly as far as customers are concerned, it will definitely be business as normal. We do not want to give the impression that travel will be more difficult or less enjoyable.

Travel Agent 1:  So not a big deal for us?

Travel Agent 2:  I predict that our business will continue pretty much as normal.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - business as usual

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Aren't you going to take some sick-leave from work?

Friend 2:  No way. I don't want this illness to dictate my life.

Friend 1:  But cancer is a very serious disease. How will you function after chemotherapy?

Friend 2:  I will find a way. I am determined that it will be business as usual. I want to keep my life as normal as possible.

business as usual - Usage:


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business as usual - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for business as usual.

business as usual - Examples:

1)  Until then, the store will be open for business as usual. The reason for the closure is that the space the store currently inhabits ...

2)  ... exit from the European Union, Jobrapido has observed that it has been business as usual for the UK jobs market.

3)  This Government pretend to care while quietly carrying on business as usual. That's just as bad.

4)  ... has warned that a "business as usual" global emissions scenario would dramatically disturb Northland's climate by the end of century.

5)  ... no question all these things matter. They hurt. It isn't business as usual and we anticipate some opportunities ahead to lead and again think about the long-term future.

6)  ... property against further attacks. As far as we are concerned it's business as usual here.

7)  ... order has to prepare for major shocks. It will be far from business as usual.

8)  ... it hasn't already -- is that it simply can not be 'business as usual' in the fixed-line market. Every single DSL customer anywhere near a fibre endpoint ...

9)  Navigating crises has almost become business as usual, according to the Nordea CEO.

10)  We are very happy to have got this sorted, it's business as usual in Castlehaven.

11)  So, there is a problem and we can not do business as usual when the ANC has decided on something and people then defy the organisation.

12)  ... defied the orders and hosted his show in a business as usual fashion.

13)  She is hoping that her agency will eventually return to business as usual after the Trump administration has a chance to review the vetting processes.

14)  It can not be business as usual when young people with their whole future ahead of them get involved in such senseless ...

15)  ... executives bowing their heads in a show of apology and then returning to business as usual also frustrates the public and shareholders.

16)  Everyone actually thought this was just illegal business as usual. However, since then things have simply spiraled out of control.

17)  ... wanted assurances from stakeholders at the meeting that, it would not be business as usual, once the commission is established.

18)  We can not treat such borderline authoritarian actions as business as usual.

19)  ... countryside and some coastal belts, but on the whole, it remains business as usual.

20)   We can't go home and go back to business as usual, because it's serious.