(the) company comin'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by VicNicSor, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Angelo is so angry at his accountant he's ready to kill him. His man Aldo tells Angelo:
    - We can't have a stiff in the house with company comin'.
    Oscar, movie.

    Bankers are expected to come to Angelo today to make a deal for buying into a bank. Why isn't he using a definite article here?
  2. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    One of the uses of company is uncountable, and you might consider it an idiom :
    1. [uncountable]a guest or guests: We're having company tonight.
  3. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Ah, I thought it was in the business meaning. Thank you.

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