What's that supposed to mean?

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What's that supposed to mean?

What is someone suggesting, alluding to, or insinuating? Often used when angered or irritated by what was said. What exactly is that supposed to me? I have never taken a bribe in my entire life, if that's what you mean! A: "Of course, you wouldn't know anything about a hard day's work." B: "Hey, what's that supposed to mean? I work hard!"
See also: supposed, that

what’s ˈthat supposed to mean?

(informal) used when you are angry at what somebody has said, or do not fully understand it: ‘You aren’t the most popular person at school, you know.’ ‘What’s that supposed to mean?’
See also: supposed, that
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"What's that supposed to mean," Abigail responds, offended.
What's that supposed to mean? Just shut your window for two hours once every two weeks.
It's breathtaking that a serious presidential candidate would call on a sitting president to resign following a terrorist attack, because "he doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands." What's that supposed to mean, if not a slur against Obama's loyalty?
Charge Nurse: "I just match patients with nurses "skill sets." Susan: What's THAT supposed to mean?!
It drives me crazy when I see a couple of boys playing and one of them screams, and then their friend says, "Gee, you scream like a girl!" What's that supposed to mean?!
"Sometimes among colleagues, the conversation will turn to affirmative action or racism, and someone will say to me, 'I never see you as a person of color.' What's that supposed to mean? Is diversity only supposed to be Black or White?"
"Stir in enough flour," they'll tell you, "to make a moderately stiff dough." What's that supposed to mean to a bedraggled neophyte like me?
He asked her, 'Do you know who I am?' What's that supposed to mean? He's just a big plonker.
What's that supposed to mean? The players stopped playing for him.
What's that supposed to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing'" (45).
'What's that supposed to mean?' he said, startled, looking at her ridiculous young body and her fatty, insolent face.
"I saw a lot of things being reported like where I was supposed to have said 'the life in Chicago is much easier' but what's that supposed to mean," he added.
"You been gone too long, Sula." "Not too long, but maybe too far." "What's that supposed to mean?" .
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