[Idiom] "he means business"

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maiabulela

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Dear all,

When someone says about someone else that "he means business", what does he mean? It 's famous on google but I can't catch the accurate meaning.

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He/She is serious about something.
 

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Thanks a lot. So it generally means "serious" with nothing to do with one's own job?

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Right.
 

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Thanks a lot. So it generally means "serious" with nothing to do with one's own job?

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:up: - as everyone has said ;-), but "serious" in the sense of 'having a clear intention', not "serious" in the sense of 'having a grave demeanour'. Often the two go together, but not always.

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That's a really good point, Bob.

When my daughter gets up to bat, she means business. She plans to knock that ball over the left fielder's head. But she is not "grave" -- just focused!
 
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