Can you say: acquire business?

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Can you say: acquire business?

Post by davidtrinh » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:09 pm

When customers buy things from a store, you say: They give the store business. When you "turn this around", can you say it this way.

(ex) ABC Store acquires business from its loyal customers every day.

Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Can you say: acquire business?

Post by Alan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:33 am

Not idiomatic.

You could say 'get(s) business from...'.

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