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have no business

Meaning: to do something that you should not be doing

Example: You have no business discussing my personal life with your friends. Read on

mind your own business

Meaning: to look into your own matter

Example: I would like you to mind your own business and stop telling me what to do. Read on

out of business

Meaning: out of operational conditions

Example: If we keep on selling our goods at the same price, we will soon go out of business. Read on

keep the wolf from the door

Meaning: to have sufficient money to prevent starvation or hunger

Example: Both the man and his wife must work long hours just to keep the wolf from the door. Read on

high roller

Meaning: a wealthy person or company who spends their money in a risky way, often by making risky investments that can offer large rewards

Example: I would never invest money in their company. They are high rollers and I cannot afford that kind of risk. Read on

slow day

Meaning: a day in which not much happens, so it feels like it is taking very long to pass

Example: The shop did not make a lot of money today, we had a slow day. Read on

none of your business

Meaning: used to tell someone not to get involved in whatever you have going on

Example: My mother in law was not pleased when we politely told her that the honeymoon plan was none of her business. Read on

roaring trade

Meaning: to do business quickly

Example: The vegetable vendor was doing a roaring trade in the market today. Read on

a penny saved is a penny earned

Meaning: This phrase advises people to be cautious of their money and have savings.

Example: Now that he has financial difficulties he will realize that a penny saved is as good as a penny earned. Read on

monkey business

Meaning: silly act

Example: I want to sleep. Stop disturbing me by your monkey business. Read on

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familiarity breeds contempt

Meaning: to start disliking something when one gets to know too much about it

Example: The couple could not stay together long after their wedding because familiarity breeds contempt. Read on

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