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  1. business as usual(Noun)

    The normal course of an activity, particularly in circumstances that are out of the ordinary.

  2. business as usual(Noun)

    The normal execution of standard functional operations within an organisation, particularly in contrast to a project or program which would introduce change (although that change may itself become business as usual).


  1. Business as Usual

    Business as Usual is the debut album of Australian band Men at Work, released in November 1981 in Australia and April 1982 in the US. The Australian release of the album included a black and white cover design; overseas releases had the same design but in a yellow and black color scheme. Business as Usual was one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group. It spent an unprecedented 15 weeks at No. 1 on the American album charts from late 1982 to early 1983 and five weeks at No. 1 in the UK in early 1983. It spent nine weeks at the top of the Australian album charts from December 1981 through March 1982. Business as Usual was one of the most commercially successful albums in the early 1980s, with 6 million copies sold in the US and 15 million sold worldwide. The song, "Who Can It Be Now?" was first released as a single in Australia in June 1981, prior to the recording of the rest of the album. The single reached No. 1 on the Australian singles chart in August that year. In February 2010 a Federal Court judge in Sydney found that the flute riff from "Down Under" had been plagiarised from the classic Australian song "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree", written in 1934 by Marion Sinclair. The Federal Court determined that the copyright was still current and had been assigned to Larrikin Music. The judge found that "a substantial amount of the original song" had been reproduced in "Down Under". Larrikin Music had suggested 60% of the royalties would be appropriate compensation, but the court decreed they shall receive only 5%, and only on mechanical rights for the song since 2002, and on future profits.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of business as usual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of business as usual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Operating Officer Jean-Marc Chery:

    Business as usual is no longer an option.

  2. Buzz Brockway:

    The mood of the public is tired of business as usual.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    The maxim of the British people is 'Business as Usual.'

  4. Annie Lennox:

    Business as usual by any donor therefore cannot be an option.

  5. Alon Lits:

    As far as we're concerned, Cape Town's still business as usual.

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