One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Engaged in some activity, typically a reprehensible one.‘the council is at it again, wanting to turn another green patch into a carpark’
- ‘And could she not have done that while she was at it?’
- ‘They were at it again in 2001 and have been doing it since the beginning of this year too.’
- ‘I came outside and she was having a rough time at it, mostly because she had no idea what she was doing.’
- ‘While you're at it, it's a good idea to tackle cold frames as well, both inside and out.’
- ‘That he is still at it must mean that Smith has either led a charmed life these past years or else he is made of steel.’
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