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1Northern English informal Be delighted:‘we're made up about the baby’
- ‘He's made up with his player of the month award.’
- ‘As players and mates, we are made up for him but it hurts to think he is no longer alongside us in the trenches.’
- ‘I was made up about being best man.’
- ‘I think of him a lot when I go running and he would be made up about me doing the triathlon.’
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.’
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