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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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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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