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Be in earnest.
- ‘Unlike his comrades, he clearly meant business.’
- ‘Jonas saw that his chief meant business right now.’
- ‘The look on his handsome face told her he meant business.’
- ‘By the look on his face, he could tell I meant business.’
- ‘When that went away, it seemed like they meant business.’
- ‘She wasn't smiling, so I knew she meant business.’
- ‘She had a way about herself, which told me that she meant business.’
- ‘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.’
Be in earnest.
- ‘Community colleges mean business.’
- ‘This team means business. We are not there to show off. We want to achieve something together.’
- ‘The 100 British companies that are here today are hard evidence of the fact that Britain really does mean business.’
- ‘Google shifts focus to show it means business.’
- ‘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.’
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