Значение идиомы the business

[the business] {n.}, {slang} – Usually used with “give” or “get”.1. All that you are able to do; greatest effort.

Johnny gave thetryouts the business but he failed to make the team.

2. The most harmpossible; the greatest damage or hurt.

Fred got the business whenTom caught him with his bicycle.

3. A harsh scolding.

The teachergave Walter the business when he came to school late again.

Mikethought he was the star of the team until he got the business from thecoach.

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