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"up and down" in British English

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up and down

sometimes happy and sometimes sad: She's been very up and down since her husband went into hospital.

up-and-downadjective

uk   /ˌʌp.ənˈdaʊn/ us   /ˌʌp.ənˈdaʊn/
(Definition of up and down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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up and downadverb

/ˈʌp·ənˈdɑʊn/
in one direction and then in the opposite direction, esp. repeatedly: The dog was running up and down the path.
(Definition of up and down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “up and down”
in Chinese (Simplified) (情绪)波动的,时好时坏的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (情緒)波動的,時好時壞的…
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