up and about

idiom

: out of bed and doing things
She recently had surgery, but now she's up and about again.

Examples of up and about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Night shows from about $22 per person for ages 13 and up and about $15 ages 6 to 12. Laura Randall, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2022 One of the easiest spring-blooming bulbs to grow, plant daffodils pointy side up and about 8 inches deep (plant miniature types about 4 inches deep). Nicole Bradley, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 In the three months since, close to 250 parents have signed up and about 12,000 people have asked to be notified when Otter would be introduced near them. Alisha Haridasani Gupta, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2022 This is one of the first times, since the queen contracted COVID-19, that she has been seen up and about. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Mar. 2022 Sceptical about how the Omicron variant will shape up and about the ongoing shortage of chip supply, Audi India head, Balbir Singh Dhillon, acknowledges that these factors can act as speed-breakers in Audi India’s smooth ride. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 15 Feb. 2022 Jessie was up and about, showing no sign of postpartum depression. Jonathan Kolatch, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2021 On Wednesday, the monarch was up and about to welcome General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defense Staff, in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 In addition to the people serving the food, new line attendants ensure people are wearing their masks while up and about and that there aren’t too many people in one area. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021

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“Up and about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20and%20about. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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