- He's not up to the job.
- I don't feel up to going to work today.
- Those patients who were up to it could move to the adjacent pool.
- His fellow-directors were not up to running the business without him.
1. PREP-PHRASE : PREP n/-ing △If you feel up to doing something, you are well enough to do it.
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- Her latest book isn't up to her usual standard.
- Up to twenty thousand students paid between five and six thousand dollars.
- It could be up to two years before the process is complete.
- My own souffles aren't up to much.
5. PREP-PHRASE : PREP amount △You use up to to say how large something can be or what level it has reached.
6. PHRASE : v-link PHR △If you say that something is not up to much, you mean that it is of poor quality.[ BRIT, INFORMAL ]
.... OALD, COBUILD
CF: Dic: up to something, Dic: feel up to, be up to
CF. up to:
- a) devising or scheming; occupied with: she's up to no good.
- b) dependent or incumbent upon: the decision is up to you.
- c) equal to (a challenge, etc.) or capable of (doing, etc.): are you up to playing in the final?
- d) aware of: up to a person's tricks.
- e) as far as: up to his waist in mud.
- f) as many as: up to two years' waiting time.
- g) comparable with: not up to your normal standard.
.... Collins English