to beat someone up. usually combined with taking the subject out back.
Scott wouldnt pay his tab, so we took him out back and gave him the business
by spanky July 10, 2003
6 Words related to give the business
1. to resolve grievances through violence
2. (in football) to commit a personal foul, worth a 15 yard penalty
1. When someone wrongs one of my friends, I take it upon myself to give the business.
2. Personal foul on number 99 of the defense, after he tacked the quarterback, he's giving him the business down there! That's a fifteen yard penalty!
by Philip Welch November 27, 2007

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