up and around


chiefly US
: out of bed and doing things
I didn't expect you to be up and around this early.

Examples of up and around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long gray hair shredded by the cold demiwind funneling up through the village, curving up and around from the harbor where boats strained at their moorings. Sasha Frere-Jones, Harper’s Magazine , 9 Nov. 2022 On a sunny morning with temperatures climbing into the 60s, Cridge crumpled to the grass after crossing the finish but was soon up and around. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Oct. 2022 With the fuel on the bottom and the lid creating a closed chamber, the heat flows up and around the whole interior of the grill, bathing the roast in hot air ... Martha Holmbergthe Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Aug. 2022 Its boundaries encompass the 53206 ZIP code of Milwaukee — predominantly populated by people of color — and reach up and around Shorewood, a mostly white suburb. jsonline.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Like the vertical smoker, the fire pot and ignition system sit at the bottom of a horizontal smoker, and as the pellets burn, smoke is directed up and around the food by a baffle. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 Open up the chest by rotating the top arm up and around the body. Cori Ritchey, Men's Health, 30 Jan. 2023 The maps proposed by Republican lawmakers would create a First District that climbs up from the southeast corner through the middle of the state, with the 2nd District reaching up and around it. Fox News, 17 Mar. 2022 Fold the dough up and around, pinching the dough tightly to enclose the cheese. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021

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“Up and around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20and%20around. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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