Away on business

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to be away on business: to be on a trip related to your job
Bruno is away on business. May I take a message? He's gone to Paris to meet with important clients.

to be in town on business: to be visiting a certain city because of your job


  • "I apologize for the delay in responding to your message, I was away on business for the past couple of weeks: New Delhi for a conference on the growth of the cosmetics industry in Asia, Kyoto to meet with some potential distributors, then a quick trip to Hong-Kong to meet with a production contact, then finally to Alaska for some ice-fishing."
  • "Receptionist : I'm sorry, Mr. Krime is away on business and won't be back today."
  • "I'm sorry, he's away on business at the moment."
  • "Bruno : Hi, I'm in town on business for a couple of days and I was wondering if you could give me some recommendations."
  • "I will be away on business in New Zealand next week."
  • "Susan Bliss: Away on business until early August."

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