land-office business
noun Date: 1839 extensive and rapid business <
money changers…did a land-office business on payday — F. J. Haskin
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • land office business — n. a large amount of business done in a short period of time. □ We always do a land office business at this time of year. □ We keep going. Never do land office business just enough to make out …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • land-office business — noun very large and profitable volume of commercial activity • Hypernyms: ↑business * * * noun : extensive and rapid business : rush of sales or transactions travel agencies had done a land office business Time * * * /land aw fis, of is/ a lively …   Useful english dictionary

  • land-office\ business — noun informal A great rush of business. It was a hot day, and the drive ins were doing a land office business in ice cream and cold drinks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • land-office business — /land aw fis, of is/ a lively, booming, expanding, or very profitable business. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • do a land-office business — ► US to be very successful in doing business: »Cruise ships sailing from North American ports did a land office business with more departures from more domestic ports than ever before. Main Entry: ↑land office …   Financial and business terms

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