up to no good

idiom

informal
: doing bad things or planning to do bad things
If you ask me, that woman's up to no good.

Examples of up to no good in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being a relatively small community also probably helps—harder to get up to no good if the entire town knows you by sight. Kyle Orland & Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 20 Feb. 2023 Plot details are still under wraps but Folie à Deux references a delusion or mental illness shared by two people, suggesting that Joker and Harley may be up to no good together. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2023 Basically, there are a lot of versions of their characters, Dr. Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff, some of whom are up to no good. Wired, WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 Being listed in the database doesn't necessarily mean a caller is up to no good. Bianca Pallaro, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2023 Bale is the troubled soul holding the center, and the broader cast of West Point cadets — some of them clearly up to no good — make for ample contrast at the margins. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2023 Just the lonesome sounds of mouthy coyotes up to no good, cat squirrels hustling grub, and, hopefully, a big ol’ buck trying to slip by in the brush without getting noticed. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 The film’s incidental politics are also groan-worthy, with those retro Russkies surely up to no good and interchangeable Afghan insurgents dispatched with such trigger-happy zeal. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 24 Oct. 2022 Even the big theme parks are up to no good, jolting visitors with scary sensations. Jennifer Herrera, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Sep. 2021

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“Up to no good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20to%20no%20good. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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