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at it

doing something Our school's staff includes new teachers and teachers who have been at it for a long time.
Usage notes: often used with the verbs be and go, and sometimes used to mean that people are arguing, fighting, or having sex: When I turned around, the boys went at it again. It sounded like the couple next door were going at it all night.

at it

Vigorously pursuing an activity, especially a fight, but also sex or some other activity. For example, Whenever they play bridge they really go at it (fight), or The new job keeps Tom at it day and night (works hard), or In the spring the dogs are always at it (sex). Shakespeare used this seemingly modern idiom for "fighting" in Troilus and Cressida (5:3): "They are at it, hark!" [Late 1500s]

at it

Informal
Engaged in verbal or physical conflict; arguing or fighting: The neighbors are at it again.
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A user will look at it and say, "this isn't as good as my custom system.
Some people are just looking at it and saying, "This is just like my workplace, he's talking about me," and so they're really into it.
We are as Gods and might as well get good at it," he wrote in the 1968 edition of the catalog.
The way I look at it now is that the idea, the content itself, I can say in any of these languages, and I should be able to say it fluently.
Backup is a great technology for protecting systems against disasters, but it's not at all designed to present a single copy of an earlier file for an end user to look at or work with and, quite naturally, it's not very good at it.