Definition of be made up in English:

be made up

phrase

Irish
  • 1Northern English informal Be delighted.

    ‘we're made up about the baby’
    • ‘He's made up with his player of the month award.’
    • ‘I think of him a lot when I go running and he would be made up about me doing the triathlon.’
    • ‘I was made up about being best man.’
    • ‘As players and mates, we are made up for him but it hurts to think he is no longer alongside us in the trenches.’
  • 2Be assured of success; be lucky.

    ‘what with the high prices since the war started, we'll be made up if it lasts’
    • ‘What with the high prices for the grain an' the exportin' wholesale since the war started, we'll be made up if it lasts.’