One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be involved in (typically something illicit or surprising)‘what did you get up to last weekend?’
- ‘If that was done now, there would be some fantastic stories, because now we know about what these players are getting up to in their time off the pitch.’
- ‘It was always a dream of mine that one day they would ask me what I got up to during the summer break.’
- ‘He has always had a wild streak and I believe he is a bit of a clown in his regiment for the things he gets up to.’
- ‘That pupil was asked to take Romeo on their after-school adventures and take photos of what they had got up to.’
- ‘What do you hope to be getting up to when you hit your eighties?’
- ‘As time was getting on, I was wondering what Stuart was getting up to.’
- ‘In some cases it may be needed, however who cares what this guy got up to at University?’
- ‘You smiled when you saw him play and you laughed when you heard what he got up to.’
- ‘Do they know where their children are or what they are getting up to?’
- ‘His parents, both in their seventies, are supportive of his career, even though they don't quite know everything he gets up to.’
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