Definition of mean business in English:

mean business

  • Be in earnest: the border is sealed by troops who mean business
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    • 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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