not much of a business

jasonlulu_2000

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Source: a novel by Agatha Christie

"Canon Parfitt panted a little. Running for trains was not much of a business for a man of his age."


Is "not much of a business" a common idiom? Does it mean " difficult"?

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Jason
 

GoesStation

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It isn't used in American English. From context it's clear that it means something like "difficult".
 

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It isn't a way that the phrase would commonly be used in British English either but as GoesStation says, the meaning is clear.

Remember that Christie was born in 1890 so her work may contain idioms that are not in current use.
 
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