all up

all up

Nearly, predictably, or imminently over, finished, complete, defeated, or dead. It's all up for me, Billy. Before I die, take this letter to my wife. It think it's safe to say that it's all up for the home team. They fought a good fight, but there's no overcoming their opponent's lead now.
See also: all, up

all up

Defeated; also, near death. For example, The home team knew it was all up when their star quarterback was injured, or The party lost their way over a week ago and in this subzero weather I'm sure it's all up with them . This idiom uses up in the sense of "finished." [Early 1700s] Also see all over, def. 4.
See also: all, up
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