Meaning of business as usual in English:

business as usual


  • An ongoing and unchanging state of affairs despite difficulties or disturbances.

    ‘apart from being under new management, it's business as usual in the department’
    • ‘He said after a meeting on Wednesday night that it would be business as usual despite the ongoing situation.’
    • ‘So the official line was that it will be business as usual despite the warning.’
    • ‘At Manchester Airport it was business as usual despite a four-day walkout by security staff.’
    • ‘But it is not quite business as usual, despite the best efforts to pretend that it is.’
    • ‘She says it will be business as usual once all the regulation safety checks have been done.’
    • ‘We can give in to inertia, even just the inertia of routine and business as usual.’
    • ‘Regardless of the outcome, it is difficult to envisage the resumption of business as usual afterwards.’
    • ‘According to management, the club is undergoing renovations but is open for business as usual.’
    • ‘The fact is that Montserrat now faces circumstances that cannot be treated like business as usual.’
    • ‘Does this suggest that the press is kind of inching back towards business as usual?’
    a normal state of affairs, business as usual, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, order, regularity