let's get down to business

let's get down to business

Let us begin doing something with the seriousness or determination that it requires or demands; let's begin doing what needs to be done. OK, that's enough fooling around—let's get down to business. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our annual general meeting. Let's get down to business, shall we?
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Let's get down to business.

Fig. a phrase marking a transition to a business discussion or serious talk. John: Okay, enough small talk. Let's get down to business. Mary: Goodidea. "Allright, ladies and gentlemen, let's get down to business," said the president of the board.
See also: business, down, get