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A Toss-Up »
(the results have not been decided...)


All Balled Up »
(stuck or confused...)


All Dressed Up »
(dressed formally or very nicely...)


All Worked Up About Something »
(one let oneself be very bothered by that thing...)


All Worked Up Over Something »
(one let oneself be very bothered by that thing...)


Back Me Up »
(help me; give me your support...)


Balled Up »
(stuck together; confused; not able to move smoothly...)


Barking Up The Wrong Tree »
(look for it in the wrong place...)


Beat Him Up »
(punch and kick that person; hit that person's body...)


Bottoms Up »
(drink the whole glass...)


Bringing Up The Rear »
(the last one; in last place...)


Brushing Up On »
(review; practice...)


Buck Up »
(feel better; make another feel better...)


Building You Up »
(saying things to make you look good or feel good...)


Chalk Something Up To Something »
(say that that is why it happened...)


Charge Someone Or Something Up »
(give someone reason to get excited...)


Cheer Someone Up »
(do something to make a person feel better...)


Cheer Up »
(feel better...)


Choke Someone Up »
(makes one feel like one is going to cry...)


Choose Up Sides »
(decide which players will be on which team...)


Clam Up »
(one decides that one does not want to talk...)


Ease Up On Her »
(not push that one so hard...)


Everything's Coming Up Roses »
(things are turning out great...)


Fed Up To Here With It »
(tired of and angry about it...)


Feel Up To Something »
(feel strong, prepared, and have the energy to do it...)


Fix Someone Up With Someone Or Something »
(arrange for a person to have or do that thing...)


Follow Up On Something »
(check on something at a later time; make sure that it is being done...)


Foul Someone Or Something Up »
(make a mistake and ruin something...)


Foul Up »
(make a big error...)


Gang Up On Someone »
(a larger number of people attack a smaller number...)


Gas Up »
(put gasoline in the car; get fuel for a trip; slang: eat a lot of food...)


Gearing Myself Up For It »
(prepare yourself; get ready for it...)


Get All Dolled Up »
(a woman makes herself more pretty by putting on nice clothes or cosmetics...)


Get Mixed Up »
(become confused...)


Get Up And Go »
(energy; enthusiasm for physical activity...)


Get Up The Nerve To Do It »
(gain the confidence to do it...)


Get Worked Up Over Something »
(get angry or upset about what happened...)


Ham It Up »
(act funny; be silly; tell jokes; put on a show...)


Hands Up »
(raise your hands up above your head...)


I'm Jacked Up »
(lift that person up; make that person feel excited and full of energy; energize...)


It Burns You Up »
(it really angers you...)


Jack It Up »
(lift it up in the air; use a lever to raise that thing...)


Jazz It Up »
(make it more interesting and exciting; add something to make it more lively, colorful, fun...)


Laid Up »
(unable to move due to injury...)


Live It Up »
(have fun; enjoy yourself...)


Own Up To Something »
(admit responsibility for...)


Pick Up The Tab »
(pay for it...)


Save Up For Something »
(save money for the future...)


Shack Up With Someone »
(live together with that person...)


Shape Someone Up »
(make that one stronger and healthier...)


Shape Up »
(start doing what one should be doing...)


Shape Up Or Ship Out »
(either do what you should be doing, or leave...)


Show Someone Up »
(do better than that person in a place where others can see...)


Shut Someone Up »
(force that person to stop talking; stop one from making noise...)


Sit Up And Take Notice »
(became very interested and pay attention carefully...)


Sit Up With Someone »
(stay with that person at night when they cannot sleep...)


Size Someone Or Something Up »
(try to decide how good that one will be...)


Slip Up »
(make a mistake; err in a way that causes one to fall...)


Split Up »
(not together any more; separated...)


Step Right Up »
(come closer; you are next...)


Stick em Up »
(put your hands up in the air, I am going to take your money...)


Strike Up A Conversation »
(begin talking talking with each other socially...)


Striking Up A Friendship »
(become friendly with each other...)


Take Someone Up On Something »
(accept an offer that someone has made...)


The Stars Were All Lined Up »
(a number of things happened which were needed for the perfect result...)


They Ate It Up »
(really enjoy it; eat all of it; believe one's lie...)


Things Are Looking Up »
(the situation is getting better...)


Think Something Up »
(discover a new idea...)


Throw One's Hands Up In Despair »
(give up; decide that one cannot win...)


Tied Up »
(that person or thing is tied so that it cannot move or escape...)


Time Is Up »
(we must stop now...)


Turning Up Your Nose »
(rejecting others because they are not good enough...)


Up Against »
(competing with...)


Up To No Good »
(doing bad things...)


Well Up In Years »
(more polite way to say that someone is old...)


What Are You Up To? »
(what you have been doing; what are you doing lately...)


What Have You Been Up To? »
(Casual greeting to ask a person what they have been doing lately...)


What's Up»
(Casual greeting like 'hello', asking the other person about what they have been doing lately...)


Whip Something Up »
(create something quickly...)


Whoop It Up »
(get excited with a party-like feel...)


With Your Back Up Against The Wall »
(restrained from acting as you would like...)


Work One's Way Up »
(Improve one's position by increasing one's rank over time...)


Worked Up About Something »
(get excited and upset...)


Worked Up Over Something »
(get excited and upset...)


Wrap Something Up »
(Finish or complete a task...)


Wrapped Up In Someone Or Something »
(All of one's attention is on it...)


Write Someone Or Something Up »
(Make an official document of what happened or what someone did wrong...)


At Half Mast »
(it is placed only halfway up the post...)


At Wit's End »
(not able to come up with a solution...)


Burning The Midnight Oil »
(up late at night working hard...)


Check Into Something »
(study up and learn about something...)


Down For The Count »
(one is not able to continue, like a fighter who has fallen and cannot get up...)


Down With Some Disease »
(because of sickness one is unable to get up and go out...)


Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Makes A Man »
(waking up early is the key to becoming successful...)


Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Makes A Man Healthy, Wealthy, And Wise »
(this fun old rhyme reminds us that going to bed and waking up early leads to success...)


Float A Loan »
(put up an amount of money to be loaned...)


Free As A Bird »
(with a free and easy feeling; not locked up...)


From Dawn To Dusk »
(all day, from the moment the sun comes up until the moment it goes down...)


Get To One's Feet »
(stand up; rise to where one is standing up...)


He Bailed Out »
(to quit early; give up; abandon...)


In A Stupor »
(having trouble standing up and staying awake...)


In Storage »
(put away to be used at a future time; it is packed up and stored...)


Night Owl »
(one who stays up late; one who prefers the night hours...)


Off The Cuff »
(one just thought it up and said it; without preparation...)


Off The Top Of One's Head »
(one thinks it up quickly and easily; without help or preparation...)


Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire) »
(to get out of a bad situation and end up in one that is even worse...)


Say Uncle »
(quit; give up; say that you lost; admit that you are the loser...)


Stop At Nothing »
(not quit; not give up...)


Take A Powder »
(when one goes to a dressing room to put on her make-up...)


Take A Stand Against Someone Or Something »
(be unwilling to tolerate that some wrong is being done; stand up for or against...)


Throw In The Towel »
(quit the match; give up in a game; one does not have the strength to continue...)


Tied Down »
(something is tied so that it cannot go up...)




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