Learn the meaning of the phrase that is popular on TikTok – ‘Standing on business’ and how to do it yourself.
Meaning of the phrase ‘Standing on business’
In short, the phrase ‘Standing on business’ that is viral on TikTok means to practice what you preach or and take care of your duties and responsibilities.
It means to take care of your business, but the business can be a lot of different things, so the meaning depends on the context.
Urban Dictionary offers us some definitions and examples –
To take care of your business/obligations. To be about your grind.
Rent was due and my son was hungry so I had no choice but to Stand on Business
by Sterlsam02 December 3, 2021
Short Def: Take care of your business
Long Def: When faced with a situation, you are urged to handle your own affairs.
Sad Def: After breaking up with your significant other, you are focusing on your business by dealing with your personal matters.
by WHERESWILINE October 20, 2023
Put someone in their place
by Someonereallyfishy October 9, 2023
The origin of ‘Standing on business’ on TikTok
Although the phrase got popular on TikTok, it is unclear who started it and when. But there are two main theories.
One is that the song “Daylight” by Drake started the trend of using Standing on Business. The song has a catchy tune and this phrase is repeated as a chorus as you can see below –
They sittin' down, we standin' on business
Ayy, standin' on business
Standin' on business
Standin' on business
Standin' on, ooh
Then there is a TikTok comedian, Druski, who seems to be one of the first influencers with a huge following that started using the phrase back in September 2023 in skits.
His video went so viral that it has more than 3.5 million veiws and 500k likes (on 10th November, 2023). The sound of the video has been used in 14k videos so far by other TikTokers.
This video with the title, “Dudes Say ‘Standing on Business’ BUT DO THE OPPOSITE” is a skit where he talks about how there are so many men who pretend to be a certain way online but are completely the opposite when you meet up with them in real life.
The song by Drake was released after the skit by Druski which has led to a friendly rivalry. Druski accused Drake of stealing his phrase for the song and this resulted in the phrase getting so much hype and attention on TikTok.
Memes about “Standing on business”
Since the phrase has become viral, there are multiple memes that are cracking people up. So let us end this topic with some fun tweets about people standing on their business.