core business

 Basic activities.
 ► “This term almost always includes an announcement by the straightfaced president, CEO* or chairman of the board, ‘We are pleased to announce that the company is returning to its core business.’ . . . Actually, core business means that the company is bordering on insolvency as a result of ego-driven forays into a series of unrelated enterprises for which it had no knowledge or expertise then failed.” (Supervision, Jan. 1994, p. 3)

American business jargon. 2014.

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