Please tell us in what context you found the phrase and, if possible, give us the full sentence. I am not saying I don't know the answer to your question but giving us more information allows us to give you more accurate answers.
Note my corrections above, marked in red. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter and to make the words you are querying stand out in some way. You can enclose them in quotation marks as I have done, or you could put them in italics or in bold.
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