What's that supposed to mean?

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
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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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