all up


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • all up to unsettle or disconcert completely; to upset.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gardner running up to see Albert and apples all over the steps Gardner running up to see Albert and apples all over the steps


  • Epitaph
    “Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.”
  • Lord Byron
    “All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.”
  • Rufus Choate
    Rufus Choate
    “Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.”
  • Giorgos Seferis
    Giorgos Seferis
    “Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life. You HAVE TO die. You HAVE TO live until you die. You make up all the rest.”


All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.


In literature:

Old Massa, he tell all his hands to carry dey chillun up dere en get dem baptized.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Now come up into my room, where we'll be all alone, and I'll tell you all about the ship and our new captain.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
It's a species of disease, Opdyke, and when a patient takes his disease seriously, as a general rule it's all up with him.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Soon mortification will extend all up your arm, then you'll die of blood poison.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
You all up there, don't dangle your legs that-a-way!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
De white folks was dressed up to beat de band and all de slaves was up on deir toes to do evvything jus' right and to see all dey could.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
We gave them all we had but when they ate it all up they demanded more.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
After that it was all up to her.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
I went back for the baggage and rolled it all up in the waterproof hammock, then fastened it with pieces of liane to the stern of the raft.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
There were from two to three hundred sail of craft of all sizes brought up in the harbour.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

T was a Tumbler full
of Punch all hot and good;
Papa he drank it up, when in
The middle of a wood.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
He turned up all parts
And baigged you to spank,
Pulled down his breeches,
And supplied the plank.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
Away with melancholy,
Let all our voices ring,—
We've given up our folly,
So merrily, merrily sing.
"Away With Melancholy" by John Pierpont
'Stir all your echoes up,
O Independence Bell,
And pour from your inverted cup
The song we love so well.
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley
But cheer up, my lovely,
Don't look glum all the while —
You'd look so much nicer
If only you'd smile!"
"My Face" by Anonymous British
Now I forbid my carnal hope,
My fond desires recall;
I give my mortal interest up,
And make my God my all.
"Psalm 39 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

I think the Governor has quite a bit more up his sleeve and that certainly wouldn't have been the be all, end all of his encounters with her.
Michael Vick warmed up, Nick Foles warmed up, and it all seemed the same as always.
You might wonder what's got Vikings fans all up in arms about the new stadium.
He's created an entire universe of characters on the edge of adulthood—drinking too much, making bad decisions, hooking up and breaking up, forming bands and staying up all night.
With Motley Crue's summer-long tour with fellow rock titans Kiss wrapping up, we caught up with the band's bassist, songwriter, author, fashion designer, photographer, radio host and all-around renaissance man, Nikki Sixx.
It's cool to see us all the way up there all on our own efforts and funding.
It had all the appearances of a union of mutual convenience, especially for Marquette, which, for all of its past success, was finally shaking its perceived outpost image and moving up to the big leagues.
Hollywood's hottest stars got all dolled up and headed to Soho House in Los Angeles on Monday night for the Conde Nast Traveler Hot Party, and has all the photos.
Want to get all dressed up and go all out.
"Or, the worst thing that can happen, you open them up and they're all shriveled up inside.".
Occupancy rates, room rates and revenue were all up throughout the state.
We optimists can offer up all sorts of reasons why the fishing is in the doldrums, but they all end on an upbeat.
Steve will get you up to date on all the sports happenings, offer up his opinions about topics in the sports world, and take your phone calls.
Warm up this winter with some twinkly emo jams, laid back rock, and inspirational pop-punk, all bundled up in a toasty 2 hour blanket of fun.
We all show up at the same meetings, sometimes preaching to the choir about things we all agree on.

In science:

The starting state on the lower half of the ma jor loop has all sites down, and the starting state on the upper half has all sites up.
Exact Expressions for Minor Hysteresis Loops in the Random Field Ising Model on a Bethe Lattice at Zero Temperature
G(M , N ) = max where the maximum is over all up/right paths from (1, 1) to (M , N ), see .
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
It is easy to see that the state with all arrows up or all arrows down is an eigenstate of the transfer matrix with eigenvalue vM .
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
It has a trivial ground state where all spins point up and all plaquettes are in the configuration + + + giving a contribution of −1 to the energy.
On random graphs and the statistical mechanics of granular matter
The dynamic rules lead to three steady states: two ferromagnetic (all spins up or all spins down) and one antiferromagnetic (an up-spin is followed by a down-spin, which is again followed by an up-spin, etc.).
A simple model of price formation