One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reach a place or situation.‘the ship landed up on the south coast of Devon’‘I landed up in prison’
finish up, arrive, find oneself, end up, turn up, come, go, appearView synonyms
- ‘Follow these precautions for the first few dates with anyone and you'll never land up in a sticky situation!’
- ‘I landed up at San Francisco around noon local time and then was led to the serpentine queue where visitors to the promised land (the modern one) were lined up.’
- ‘The plot is all about the problems faced by an Indian youngster, Indrajeeth, who lands up in New York by accident.’
- ‘So - the expelled gang members became the criminal kings of the countries they landed up in.’
- ‘Somehow the bill always lands up on the rate-payers' doormats!’
- ‘Two months ago I landed up in a counselling centre in East London where I met Ash who was to be my future counsellor.’
- ‘They lost everything, including several houses, and ended up homeless for a while before landing up in the flat.’
- ‘The fight got uglier when her husband and friend reached the spot and they all landed up at the police station.’
- ‘He writes and strives for reforms in society and at one point, lands up in jail.’
- ‘What if the wind changes, and you land up somewhere that leaves you feeling unprepared?’
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