all up


: at or very near an end : with death, defeat, or failure hopelessly or unalterably approaching
used predicatively and in impersonal constructions with it
by night it was all up for the trapped miners
: total inclusive of the weight of machine, necessary flight accessories, crew, passengers, and cargo
a plane with an all up weight of 50,000 pounds
: total inclusive of weight of oil, coolant, and necessary accessories
the all up weight of the motor
: paid for at first-class surface rates but carried by air
all up mail to larger cities
: of or relating to such carriage arrangements
all up systems being planned

Word History


all entry 2 + up, adjective

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of all up was in 1789

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“All up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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