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English definition of “up to”

up to

preposition (RESPONSIBILITY)   
be up to sb B1 to be the responsibility of someone: It's up to the manager to make the final decision .Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of up to preposition (RESPONSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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