land-office business

[ land-aw-fis, -of-is ]SEE DEFINITION OF land-office business
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAND-OFFICE BUSINESS

Mollie did a land-office business, but she had no time to rest day or night.

“They seem to be doing a land-office business,” observed Walter.

A publisher (p. 347)once confided to me that he was doing a "land-office business" selling "slightly damaged stock."

The saloons were all doing a land-office business, with the holiday impending and the thermometer at 97.

We are now doing a land-office business, as the large number of my boarders, whom you see, will testify.

Saloons were doing a land-office business and gambling-houses coining money.

We have done a land-office business in passports, and shall probably continue to turn them out by the dozen.

He even had letter heads and envelopes printed as though he might be doing a land-office business in purchasing such commodities.

I sold the tickets and put up the spiel on the front, and Merritt lectured inside and we did a land-office business.

When the troubles of 1860-61 rose I was literally doing "a land-office business," with money galore and to spare.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAND-OFFICE BUSINESS

seller's market

nounadvantageous position for those selling
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