be upon (someone or something)

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be upon (someone or something)

To be looming or have recently begun. Let's meet soon—once the back-to-school rush is upon us, we won't have any free time.
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be upon

v.
To be imminent or just beginning to have an effect on someone or something: Winter is upon us, so we'd better be ready to shovel lots of snow.
See also: upon
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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