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up and about

Moving around, especially after a period of injury, illness, or inactivity. After months in a cast, I'm finally up and about again, thank goodness! The surgery went very well, and the doctor is optimistic that she'll be up and about soon. We're all thrilled to be up and about after seven hours on a bus!
See also: and, up
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*(up and) about

 and *up and around
out of bed and moving about. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm up and about, but I'm not really wellyet. The flu put Alice into bed for three days, but she was up and around on the fourth.

something about someone or something

something alluring or curious about someone or something. There is something about Jane. I just can't figure her out. I love Mexican food. There's just something about it.

about someone or something

Inf. not to care at all about someone or something. I don't care two hoots about whether you go to the picnic or not. She doesn't give a hoot about me. Why should I care? I don't give a hang about it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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