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up the ying-yang

expression

  • A great, perhaps excessive number
    See "Up the ass/butt/duff/wazoo.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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up the yin-yang

  • with a large amount or number present.
                                                                

    Citation from "Briar Rose", Dollhouse (TV, 2009), Season 1 Episode 11 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                              

    Citation from Seinfeld (TV) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 26 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 18 2010.

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uptight

adjective

  • In the 60s, "uptight" meant "great," "fantastic," "excellent." This usage was popular among African Americans, particularly musicians. Refer to Stevie Wonder's "Baby, Everything is Alright, Uptight, Out of Sight."

    Last edited on Oct 02 2015. Submitted by Pete W on Oct 02 2015.

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up to snuff

adjective

  • meeting standards or expectations.
    I don't think this batch of macaroni and cheese is quite up to snuff.

    Last edited on Nov 05 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

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up to speed

adjective

  • knowing enough to start performing a task.
    James is still getting up to speed.

    Last edited on Sep 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • having all the important details about a particular ongoing event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "Son of Stan", American Dad (TV), Season 6 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Sep 25 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 25 2011.

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