There are 2 main definitions of mean business in English:

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mean business 1

Be in earnest.
Example sentences
  • Eight businesses were based in Michigan, seven in New York, nineteen in Colorado, and fifteen in Montana, showing that salmon mean business across the nation.
  • Community colleges mean business.
  • This team means business. We are not there to show off. We want to achieve something together.
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There are 2 main definitions of mean business in English:

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mean business 2
Be in earnest.
Example sentences
  • When it came to books, Ms. Hensley meant business.
  • Well, it didn't take long for us to realize they meant business, and they started clearing stuff up right away.
  • He thought we were playing some sort of silly joke on him, but we meant business.
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