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1. To promote or aggrandize the importance, quality, or positive aspects of someone or something. The promoters have really been bigging up this new band; I hope their concert is as good as we've been led to believe. First impressions are really important, so I'd like it if you could big me up to your boss before I meet her.
2. To make one's body larger and/or more muscular, as by weight-training exercises. I was always a really skinny kid, so I got this gym membership so I could really big up.
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The law is the law and everywhere in the world there is a measure of leniency applied by the enforcers; "Big Ups" get better lawyers, but "the system" still prosecutes them, the media report on their court cases, and some even wind up in gaol.
BIG UPS: Whole Foods Market jumped 10 percent, the most in the S&P 500 index, after reporting earnings late Wednesday that came in well ahead of what investors were expecting.
Congrats to our fellow nominees and honorees around the country - and big ups to our friends at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity, which beat us out for a General Excellence award.
Earlier, Justin praised his French fans for their support and retweeted a message on his Twitter that said: "Big ups to the French Beliebers.
But big ups are due to eventual runner-up Hall Green and sister venue Belle Vue for making the final, proving that at least a few things are rosy in the GRA fold even if money is too tight to mention.
"In politics, as in life, sometimes you get these big ups and downs and we have taken a real knock last night," he said.
Leaving his London home he said: "In politics, as in life, sometimes you get these big ups and downs and we have taken a real knock last night."
"It's amazing to see how composed and calm he was today for a debutant in a World Cup game so big ups to him and we'll definitely be sharing a drink tonight.
"I am very much aware if I really want to stay at the top of men's tennis I cannot allow myself to have anymore big ups and downs," he said.
The thing with some of those big ups, like Eddie and Jack, is they remember the play from Edinburgh because they all came through it.
or other countries -- to see big ups in the renminbi or big downs in the dollar," Zhong said.
I remember a trip through the big UPS tractor shop in Louisville, Ken., and watching techs pull and tug on brake, clutch and fuel pedals to see if there was any play.
Learn about trends so that you can explain to your client that the market will often respond with big ups out of nowhere, often six months prior to the end of a recession, and that down times are a natural part of the life of an investor.
Every organization is dynamic--with big ups and downs sometimes taking place.