business [biz-nis] Show IPA
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|Category:||2. COMPLEX CHANGE; Present Events|
eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact; matter of fact; naked fact; bare facts, just the facts; phenomenon; advent., business, concern, transaction, dealing, proceeding; circumstance, particular, casualty, accident, adventure, passage, crisis, pass, emergency, contingency, consequence; opportunity (occasion)., the world, life, things, doings, affairs in general; things in general, affairs in general; the times, state of affairs, order of the day; course of things, tide of things, stream of things, current of things, run of things, march of things, course of events; ups and downs of life, vicissitudes of life; chapter of accidents (chance); situation (circumstances).
happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, present itself; fall; fall out, turn out; run, be on foot, fall in; befall, betide, bechance; prove, eventuate, draw on; turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up; supervene, survene; issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course; pass off (be past)., meet with; experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to; fall to the lot of; be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot; find; endure (feel).
happening; going on, doing, current; in the wind, in the air, afloat; on foot, afoot, on the tapis; at issue, in question; incidental., eventful, stirring, bustling, full of incident; memorable, momentous, signal.
eventually; in the event of, in case, just in case; in the course of things; as things, times go; as the world goes, wags; as the tree falls, as the cat jumps; as it may turn out, as it may happen.
that's the way the ball bounces, that's the way the cookie crumbles; you never know what may turn up, you never know what the future will bring; the plot thickens; "breasts the blows of circumstance" [Tennyson]; "so runs round of life from hour to hour" [Tennyson] "sprinkled along the waste of years"
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|Category:||2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to an effect or purpose|
timeliness, occasion, opportunity, opening, room; event (eventuality); suitable season, proper season, suitable time, proper time; high time; opportuneness; tempestivity., crisis, turn, juncture, conjuncture; crisis, turning point, given time., nick of time; golden opportunity, well timed opportunity, fine opportunity, favorable opportunity, opening; clear stage, open field, window of opportunity, fair field; mollia tempora; fata Morgana; spare time (leisure).
seize (take) an opportunity, use [more] an opportunity, give [more] an opportunity, use an occasion; improve the occasion., suit the occasion (be expedient)., seize the occasion, strike while the iron is hot, battre le fer sur l'enclume, make hay while the sun shines, seize the present hour, take time by the forelock, prendre la balle au bond.
opportune, timely, well-timed, timeful, seasonable., providential, lucky, fortunate, happy, favorable, propitious, auspicious, critical; suitable; obiter dicta.
opportunely; in proper course, in due course, in proper season, in due season, in proper time, in due time; for the nonce; in the nick of time, in the fullness of time; all in good time; just in time, at the eleventh hour, now or never., by the way, by the by; en passant, a propos; pro re nata, pro hac vice; par parenthese, parenthetically, by way of parenthesis, incidentally; while speaking of, while on the subject; extempore; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion; on the spot (early).
carpe diem, [Horace. "Seize the day" (Latin)]; occasionem cognosce ["Recognize the opportunity" (Latin)]; one's hour is come, the time is up; that reminds me, now that you mention it, come to think of it; bien perdu bien connu ["We only know what we have when we have lost it" (French)]; è sempre l'ora ["It is always the time" (Italian)]; ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius; nosce tempus ["Know the right time" (Latin)]; nunc aut
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