in the business of doing something


in the business of doing something
(not) in the business of (doing something) if you are not in the business of doing something, you do not do it, usually because you think it is wrong.

I'm not in the business of causing trouble.


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  • in the business of doing something — in the business of (doing something) to have something as your main purpose. Film makers are in the business of creating illusion. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not in the business of doing something: Our organization is not in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not in the business of doing something — (not) in the business of (doing something) if you are not in the business of doing something, you do not do it, usually because you think it is wrong. I m not in the business of causing trouble …   New idioms dictionary

  • be in the business of doing something — phrase used for saying what the basic aims of someone’s actions or business activities are. This expression is often used when you think someone wants or expects something unreasonable I am not in the business of selling my best players.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not be in the business of doing something — not be in the business of doing sth idiom not intending to do sth (which it would be surprising for you to do) • I m not in the business of getting other people to do my work for me. Main entry: ↑businessidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in the business of doing something — used for saying what the basic aims of someone s actions or business activities are. This expression is often used when you think someone wants or expects something unreasonable I am not in the business of selling my best players …   English dictionary

  • just a question of (doing something) — just/merely/only a question of (sth/doing sth) idiom used to say that sth is not difficult to predict, explain, do, etc. • It s merely a question of time before the business collapses. • It s just a question of deciding what you really want.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • merely a question of (doing something) — just/merely/only a question of (sth/doing sth) idiom used to say that sth is not difficult to predict, explain, do, etc. • It s merely a question of time before the business collapses. • It s just a question of deciding what you really want.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • only a question of (doing something) — just/merely/only a question of (sth/doing sth) idiom used to say that sth is not difficult to predict, explain, do, etc. • It s merely a question of time before the business collapses. • It s just a question of deciding what you really want.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the business of — (doing something) to have something as your main purpose. Film makers are in the business of creating illusion. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not in the business of doing something: Our organization is not in the business of helping… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not in the business of — (not) in the business of (doing something) if you are not in the business of doing something, you do not do it, usually because you think it is wrong. I m not in the business of causing trouble …   New idioms dictionary