big business

big business
1. large business, commercial, and financial firms taken collectively, esp. when considered as a group having shared attitudes and goals and exercising control over economic policy, politics, etc.
2. any large organization of a noncommercial nature resembling this.
3. any large business enterprise.
[1900-05, Amer.]

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