One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Active; busy.‘a normal young chap wants to be up and doing’
- ‘I was already exhausted when I wrote this, and have been up and doing pretty much ever since.’
- ‘Consequently, it will not do to sit down quietly at home and wait for one to come, but a person must be up and doing and on the chase!’
- ‘But the West so often wants to be up and doing, and so often thinks that things can be fixed.’
- ‘Groaning in the need to be up and doing… she sat up and held her head for a moment.’
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