up an’ at ’em
up and at 'em
1. Promptly awake and ready to start the day's activities. A colloquial shortening of "up and at them." We have to be up and at 'em by 7 AM tomorrow morning if we want to fit in everything we have planned. I've always preferred to go to bed early so I can be up and at 'em first thing in the morning.
2. Wake up, get out of bed, and start your day! Up and at 'em, sleepy head! You've got a busy morning, so you'd better get a move on.
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