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be at it

1. To partake in an action, activity, or pursuit vigorously, exhaustively, or determinedly. I studied really hard for this test; I was at it all night. I wish those dogs would quit barking, they've been at it since the sun came up!
2. slang To engage in sexual intercourse. I can always hear when the neighbors are at it. It's really embarrassing!

be ˈat it

(informal)
1 be talking or arguing too much: It’s time you two stopped arguing — you’ve been at it all morning!
2 be having sex with somebody