an abbreviation for the phrase "taking care of business," a motto adopted by Elvis after his wife left him and while his career was hitting a low. It appears on an emblem he created: the letters t, c, and b are arranged vertically in front of a lightning bolt. cf. Elvis's tombstone at his home in Memphis
"Now I'm T. C. B., mm-hm," the King said, looking into the mirror as he zipped up his brand new, white leather jump suit. "Mm-hm, taking care of business," he said, as he ran his fingertips along the multicolored sequins arranged like a firebird down the chest of the suit.
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