up and down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “up and down” in the English Dictionary

"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.


uk   us   /ˌʌp.ənˈdaʊn/
sometimes ​successful and sometimes not ​successful
(Definition of up and down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"up and down" in American English

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up and downadverb

in one ​direction and then in the ​oppositedirection, 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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