Business before pleasure.

Business before pleasure.
<01> Сначала дело, а потом удовольствия (Кончил дело – гуляй смело). Proverb (Пословица).
<03> Сначала дело, потом развлечения. Ср. Делу время, потехе час. Сделай дело, гуляй смело.

Англо-русский словарь цитат, пословиц, поговорок и идиом. . 2011.

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  • business before pleasure — The two nouns are frequently contrasted in other, non proverbial, expressions. Cf. c 1640 Grobiana’s Nuptials (MS Bodley 30) 15 Well to the businesse. On; businesse is senior to complement; 1767 T. HUTCHINSON Diary & Letters (1883) I. v. Pleasure …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • business before pleasure —    This expression means that it is considered preferable to finish one s work before going to relax and enjoy oneself.     I d love to have lunch with you but I ve got a report to finish business before pleasure I m afraid! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • business before pleasure — work before play, one must take care of his responsibilities before having fun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Business — Busi ness (b[i^]z n[e^]s), n.; pl. {Businesses} (b[i^]z n[e^]s*[e^]z). [From {Busy}.] 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • business — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Commercial enterprise Nouns 1. business, occupation, employment, pursuit; venture (See undertaking); task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, charge, care, assignment; busy work; racket. Slang, bag. 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • pleasure — see business before pleasure he that would go to sea for pleasure, would go to hell for a pastime …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • business — see business before pleasure business is war everybody’s business is nobody’s business punctuality is the soul of business …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • business */*/*/ — UK [ˈbɪznəs] / US noun Word forms business : singular business plural businesses 1) [uncountable] the work of buying or selling products or services for money representatives from business and politics do business with someone: I found them very… …   English dictionary

  • To do one's business — Business Busi ness (b[i^]z n[e^]s), n.; pl. {Businesses} (b[i^]z n[e^]s*[e^]z). [From {Busy}.] 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make a thing one's business — Business Busi ness (b[i^]z n[e^]s), n.; pl. {Businesses} (b[i^]z n[e^]s*[e^]z). [From {Busy}.] 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To mean business — Business Busi ness (b[i^]z n[e^]s), n.; pl. {Businesses} (b[i^]z n[e^]s*[e^]z). [From {Busy}.] 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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