- n. idiomatic The normal course of an activity, particularly in circumstances that are out of the ordinary.
- n. idiomatic The normal execution of standard functional operations within an organisation, particularly in contrast to a project or program which would introduce change (although that change may itself become business as usual).
“Destroying the psyche of American League batters with a devastating fastball and wicked slider, he assumed it would be business as usual when facing the Phillies.”
“I thought it was pretty cheeky of Salvador to turn around and bite our ankles at IFAD when we were providing enormous military and economic aid to help it fend off a vigorous, Cuban-backed Communist insurgency, but I came to see this was just business as usual at the UN.”
“Thence by coach to St. James's, and there did our business as usual with the Duke; and saw him with great pleasure play with his little girle, ” [Afterwards Queen Mary II.] ” like an ordinary private father of a child.”
“Gus and Sebastian, the brush man, going about business as usual less than twenty-four hours after Gus’s wife’s death.”
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Collocations extracted from Tony Blair's recent (2012 onwards) speeches
business community, business sector, climate challenge, climate change, climate group, climate science, democracy-friendl..., development commu..., energy challenge, energy security, government restri..., material fulfilment and 38 more...
Absurd euphemisms to reference who-knows-what.
parking spot, unbirdly, business juice, prairie rocket, styrofoam feelings, copulative compound, interestingnessfu..., pregnant pause, information package, endowment effect, netherlands, toxic assets and 31 more...
ironic detachment, get one's leg over, run wild, mad as a box of f..., keep your chin up, baker's dozen, fire a shot in anger, have a field day, go over with a fi..., as the crow flies, leap of faith, learn one's lesson and 224 more...
It may take some time to heal.
business as usual, monetize, unique selling pr..., symphony product, birging, abridged ellipsis, new initiative, moving forward, stakeholder, let's take it off..., make the logo bigger, learnings and 16 more...
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