at it

idiom

: doing some activity
I didn't expect her to have started working yet, but she was already (hard) at it when I arrived.
My neighbors are always arguing, and they were at it again last night.

Examples of at it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Businesses and millennials are at it too Although Gen Z are the biggest culprits, baby boomers, Gen X, and millennials aren’t off the hook: Indeed’s data found that everyone is guilty of ghosting occasionally. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune Europe, 19 Feb. 2024 López told me that Foster turned out to be very adept at it. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 18 Feb. 2024 The deputy pointed his gun at his patrol vehicle and began firing at it, shattering the rear window. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 15 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, research tells us that almost half of all salespeople are not very good at it. Yec, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Just wanted another shot at it, take another crack. Rob Maaddi, Baltimore Sun, 10 Feb. 2024 The 49ers like to play zone defense and are good at it. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 The great living carpets can sometimes be beneficial—absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and fixing it at the base of the food chain, where other, larger organisms can have at it. TIME, 5 Feb. 2024 Jokić was so good at it that Milojević enlisted two assistants to stand on opposite sides of the court; Jokić was required to look at each of them, calculate the total number of fingers the pair were holding up, and then, based on whether the number was odd or even, make his move. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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“At it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20it. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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