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Strictly business

DEFINITION

Apologetic decision. Don’t confuse personal and business matters. Typically the phrase is used among friends when one has authority over another and in that capacity makes a decision that irks his friend.

“I know we’ve been friends for years, but firing you  from the company is strictly business.”

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